First of all, I would like to say that I don’t consider myself to be an expert in usability testing and user interface design. But I want to share my knowledge and quite unpretending experience in these areas with others. That is why I’ve decided to write a series of articles about usability and usability testing. Maybe, somebody (or many) of you already know this information.
At the beginning I’ll tell you about history of usability, guidelines and standards of usability, definition and components of the concept of usability.So, let’s start.
What is usability?
Nowadays the software market is sated enough. A certain task can be solved by means of tens competing programs with almost identical functionality. Finally, the choice of this or that application more and more depends on nonfunctional characteristics. The user interface which provides simplicity and overall performance with a software product, can be of primary importance for making such a decision.