Issue No. 01 - January/February (2011 vol. 28)
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Frank Buschmann , Siemens Corporate Technology
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.
usabilitybusiness suitabilityergonomicsuser-centric designparticipatory design
F. Buschmann, "Unusable Software Is Useless, Part 1," in IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. , pp. 92-94, 2011.