TITLE

Let buyers beware of the limits of usability testing

AUTHOR(S)
Rossheim, John
PUB. DATE
April 1993
SOURCE
PC Week;4/19/93, Vol. 10 Issue 15, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Warns buyers of the limits of usability testing for word processors. Assessment of users' work behavior made from the context of their workplace; Effects of the observers on the observed; Examining claims that software packages have been designed for both optimal ease of learning and maximum ease of use.
ACCESSION #
9311156844

 

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