Usability study – Google Earth vs. Virtual Earth

On the scope of my thesis I did an usability study of Google Earth and Virtual Earth and in the end compared the results obtained from both. I did a heuristic evaluation and usability tests with 5 users. Users age is between 20 and 30 years old, they use the Internet very regularly and had […]

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Involving users in the software development process

The key question concerning this issue is – “How to involve users in the development process?”. After some study I realized that user involvement is something that needs to be well planned. Involving users it’s key to projects success but only in the right amount. There are two ways in which users can be involved […]

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Integrating Usability Techniques in the Development Process

Integrating usability techniques in the development process it is not straightforward. Things have to be well planned so that it doesn’t cause the project to get out of budget and/or delayed. So it’s necessary to take into account the several phases of the development process and apply the techniques that best fit each phase. So […]

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The base methodology – Balancing Agility and Discipline

As I said on my previous post the first part of my methodology was the definition of a base methodology for the software development process. However, in my opinion, there is no perfect methodology for every project. Each one has its own characteristics, limitations, etc. So I picked the work developed by Barry Boehm and […]

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A user-centred methodology for software development

The main objective of my thesis was to develop a user-centred methodology for GIS development. First, and due to the few time I had to complete my work, I assumed that GIS development was like developing a generic software product, and second I came to conclusion that it is not possible to create a methodology […]

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