Eine Werkzeugkette zur systematischen Unterstützung der Useware-Entwicklung
ISSN der Zeitschrift
INFORMATIK 2006 – Informatik für Menschen – Band 2, Beiträge der 36. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Although the user-orientation of user interfaces has become a decisive factor for the acceptance of technical devices, their development still poses an enormous challenge to both industrial companies and researchers. The analysis of the users and their tasks, as well as the devices' technical functionalities, and ranges and fields of applications, is instrumental in the development of useroriented user interfaces. In a Useware development process, data gained from such an analysis can be applied systematically to the conception and structuring of the user interface to be designed; furthermore, rules and guidelines strongly influence all steps of this design process. The Useware development process in its entirety, however, is not yet supported by computer-based tools. At its best, dedicated tools for individual phases or steps accompany development teams, which is not good enough by half for holistic data and knowledge management spanning the whole development process. This paper therefore introduces a tool chain that can support development teams in a systematic Useware development process, spanning all its phases from the initial analyses to the actual implementation.