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Usability: what's it all about?

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Software usability is a term which frequently appears in trade journals, industry project plans, and in research articles. This article discusses the qualities that make up usability and how these qualities can be measured. The practice of usability is discussed and problem areas are identified. The article notes the relevance of the papers in this edition to the current problems facing usability practitioners.

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Scholtz, J. Usability: what's it all about?. Software Qual J 4, 95–100 (1995).

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  • usability
  • user centered design
  • usability practice
  • usability research