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Title
Early Usability Evaluation in Model-Driven Architecture Environments
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Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2006), 26-28 October 2006, Beijing, China. IEEE Computer Society 2006, ISBN 0-7695-2718-3, pp. 287-294. - 2006
Abstract
Due to the increasing interest in the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) paradigm, the conceptual models have become the backbone of the software development process. So far some methods exist to develop a user interface according to a MDA-compliant method, none of them explicitly connects usability to their process activities. In this paper, we present a framework which incorporates usability as part of a MDA development process. In particular, a usability model for early evaluation is proposed. Using this model, the usability of a software system is evaluated and improved at the platform independent model (PIM) level. It focuses on the correspondences between the abstract user interface elements and the final user interface elements in a specific platform (CM). This framework has been successfully applied to an industrial MDA tool.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:196,
        title =  "Early Usability Evaluation in Model-Driven Architecture Environments",
        author = "Silvia Abrahao and Emilio Insfrán Pelozo",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC 2006), 26-28 October 2006, Beijing, China. IEEE Computer Society 2006, ISBN 0-7695-2718-3, pp. 287-294.",
        year = "2006",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://csdl2.computer.org/persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc=comp/proceedings/qsic/2006/2718/00/2718toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/QSIC.2006.26",
        abstract = "Due to the increasing interest in the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) paradigm, the conceptual models have become the backbone of the software development process. So far some methods exist to develop a user interface according to a MDA-compliant method, none of them explicitly connects usability to their process
activities. In this paper, we present a framework which incorporates usability as part of a MDA development process. In particular, a usability model for early evaluation is proposed. Using this model, the usability of a software system is evaluated and improved at the platform independent model (PIM) level. It focuses on the correspondences between the abstract user interface
elements and the final user interface elements in a specific platform (CM). This framework has been successfully applied to an industrial MDA tool.
"
}