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Performing Human-Centered Design Process Assessments

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Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. und German UPA e.V.


Process assessment is a disciplined project-oriented evaluation of an organizational unit’s processes with respect to a process assessment model. In this paper, an approach is presented of how to assess human centered design (HCD) processes. In detail, the standard approach according to ISO 9241-210 and the HCD processes according to ISO 9241-220 are considered. The HCD process assessment model (PAM) is intended for use when performing conformational assessments of the process capability on the development of interactive systems. It was developed in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 33020. HCD has its own process reference model (PRM), which was developed based on the HCD processes defined in ISO 9241-220. The HCD-PAM contains a set of indicators to be considered when interpreting the content of the HCD-PRM. These indicators may also be used when implementing a process improvement program subsequent to an assessment within an organization. The structure and the content of the HCD-PAM is explained, and it is exemplified by a practical example of assessing base practice 6 of the process HCP.3.4.2. Finally, it is indicated, how an assessment of HCD processes should be prepared, executed, and followed up.


Heimgärtner, Rüdiger (2021): Performing Human-Centered Design Process Assessments. Mensch und Computer 2021 - Usability Professionals. DOI: 10.18420/muc2021-up-354. Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. und German UPA e.V.. Ingolstadt. 5.-8. September 2021