Systematic evaluation of design choices for software development tools

@article{Toleman1998SystematicEO,
  title={Systematic evaluation of design choices for software development tools},
  author={Mark A. Toleman and Jim Welsh},
  journal={Software - Concepts and Tools},
  year={1998},
  volume={19},
  pages={109-121}
}
Most design and evaluation of software tools is based on the intuition and experience of the designers. Software tool designers consider themselves typical users of the tools that they build and tend to subjectively evaluate their products rather than objectively evaluate them using established usability methods. This subjective approach is inadequate if the quality of software tools is to improve and the use of more systematic methods is advocated. This paper summarises a sequence of studies… CONTINUE READING
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