WIT Press


Teaching Usability To Visual Basic Programmers: A Case Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE940241

Volume

7

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

906 kb

Author(s)

B.R. Webb

Abstract

This paper describes the delivery and outcomes of a new postgraduate course in User Interface Design. The objective was to embed usability within software engineering instruction through iterations of evaluation and design. Visual Basic was the prototyping tool used. The experience is contrasted with that of others teaching usability and the unique contribution of Visual Basic is discussed. Introduction In the debate on the utility of computer science instruction in higher education, usability (nee HCI) has emerged to challenge software engineering as the relevant discipline in the design and development of information systems in an organisational context. This challenge has proceeded on two fronts. On one level a theoretical shift in computer science curricula has been advocated. For example, Kl

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