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Issue No.01 - January/February (2011 vol.28)
pp: 92-94
Frank Buschmann , Siemens Corporate Technology
ABSTRACT
Usability has a significant impact on the success of software-centric systems and products. It relates to the actual usage of a system, but also to its effective design and development. Ultimately, failing to build usable software may degrade a project's ability to deliver in time, budget, functionality, and quality. This edition of the column focuses on a system's operational usability. It explores two aspects architects should focus on to design systems that are accepted by customers and end users: business suitability and ergonomics.
INDEX TERMS
usabilitybusiness suitabilityergonomicsuser-centric designparticipatory design
CITATION
Frank Buschmann, "Unusable Software Is Useless, Part 1", IEEE Software, vol.28, no. 1, pp. 92-94, January/February 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.19
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