Pattern Languages for Usability: An Investigation of Alternative Approaches

@inproceedings{Mahemoff1998PatternLF,
  title={Pattern Languages for Usability: An Investigation of Alternative Approaches},
  author={Michael Mahemoff and Lorraine Johnston},
  booktitle={APCHI},
  year={1998}
}
The best way to ensure usability is to treat human factors as an input to design, rather than merely evaluating prototypes or design documentation. The capability of pattern languages to facilitate the design process, improve communication, and record design philosophies suggests that they may assist the user-centred design process. Researchers have not yet investigated in detail what a pattern language for usability would offer, or how it could be used. This paper explores several alternative… CONTINUE READING
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