||Improving The Usability of AIDE
||Störrle, Harald (Software Engineering, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||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  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 , 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.
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2010-09-03
Update date: 2010-10-28