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Title Improving The Usability of AIDE
Author Dehn, Thomas
Supervisor Störrle, Harald (Software Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2010
Abstract The problem of good usability will always be an ongoing issue. How do you design applications with good usability, especially when the application shall be usable for very different user groups. The aim of this project is to improve the usability of AIDE. As AIDE implements the visual language of a Window Event Diagram, this includes consideration of different dimensions of a visual language, in relation to the use of the language. The framework Cognitive Dimensions of Notation [2] is used for discussing the visual language. This project tries to improve the usability of AIDE, both in relation to "`normal"' usability issues, and the visual language of AIDE, the Window Event Diagrams. A theoretical point of view is taken of how to improve the usability. After implementation the improvements are then tried confirmed, both via the quantitative usability test SUMI [3], and some more qualitative tests like interviews. No statistically significant prove is given that the usability of AIDE is improved, but all performed tests indicates it. So no scientifically prove is given that the usability of AIDE has been improved. But the multiple indications of an improvement, strongly indicates that the usability, of AIDE, has been improved, and only needs it's final verification.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2010-68
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