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Title: Systems development methods and usability in Norway: An industrial perspective
Authors: Bygstad, B
Ghinea, G
Brevik, E
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Second International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007, Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part I, 4559: 258 - 266, Jul 2007
Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between traditional systems development methodologies and usability, through a survey of 78 Norwegian IT companies. Building on previous research we proposed two hypotheses; (1) that software companies will generally pay lip service to usability, but do not prioritize it in industrial projects, and (2) that systems development methods and usability are perceived as not being integrated. We find support for both hypotheses. Thus, the use of systems development methods is fairly stable, confirming earlier research. Most companies do not use a formal method, and of those who do, the majority use their own method. Generally, the use of methods is rather pragmatic: Companies that do not use formal methods report that they use elements from such methods. Further, companies that use their own method import elements from standardised methods into their own.
Description: This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2007 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
ISBN: 978-3-540-73286-0
ISSN: 0302-9743
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