Designing User Studies in Informatics

Title

Designing User Studies in Informatics

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Description

Computer software is becoming increasingly pervasive in all aspects of everyday life and frequently plays a decisive factor in people’s decisions. User studies of such software and its components will provide developers with essential data for improving designs and products while allowing causal conclusion to be drawn about effectiveness and usefulness.

Designing User Studies in Informatics is intended as a practical guide for academics and business professionals wanting to evaluate user interactions with software. It provides a succinct overview of the theoretical background and includes the user study designs most suited for evaluating software and its components combined with a practical, hands-on approach to executing them. While applicable to all domains, the book concentrates on examples taken primarily from medicine and healthcare.

ISBN

9780857296221

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Springer

City

London

Keywords

human-computer interaction, user-centered system design

Disciplines

Databases and Information Systems | Health Information Technology