Analytic tools for human factors of software

  • Phyllis Reisner
Various Aspects Of The Human Factors Problem
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 150)


Behavioral experiments are currently the primary method of assessing the human factors of end user systems. Such experiments, however, are time consuming and sometimes come too late in the development cycle to influence ease of use. Analytic tools, which involve an abstract representation of a user interface and some manipulation of that representation to predict ease of use, are potentially faster. They can also be more intellectually satisfying. This paper gives examples of some analytic tools currently being developed and discusses the motivation and state of the art of such tools.


Analytic Tool Human Factor Language Model Noun Phrase Behavioral Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis Reisner
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  1. 1.IBM Research LaboratorySan Jose

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