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Title: Context of use within usability activities
Authors: Maguire, Martin
Keywords: Context of use
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: MAGUIRE, M., 2001. Context of use within usability activities. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 55, pp. 453-483.
Abstract: Designing for usability involves the activities of establishing user requirements for a new system or product, prototyping the user interface and testing it with representative users. However, before any usability design or evaluation activity can begin, it is necessary to understand the Context of Use for the product i.e. the goals of the user community, and the main user, task and environmental characteristics of the situation in which it will be operated. This paper describes the background to, and importance of, understanding Context of Use, and presents a process for performing a context analysis. It is based on the material from a workshop entitled 'Context of Use' presented at the Human Factors 2000 Symposium held at Loughborough University from 7th to 8th September 2000.
Description: This article was published in the journal, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies [© Academic Press] and is available at: http://www.idealibrary.com.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2206
ISSN: 1071-5819
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