Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
T. Scheller, E. Kühn:
"Measurable Concepts for the Usability of Software Components";
Talk: 37th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2011),
- 2011-09-02; in: "Proceedings of the 37th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications",
While usability has proven to be an important software quality attribute, its application to APIs is still rather uncommon. Available methods for measuring software usability show signiﬁcant disadvantages when applied to APIs, like the need for test users and experienced evaluators. This makes it difﬁcult to evaluate the usability of software components, as well as to compare different software components. An API usability measurement method is needed that is both machine-computable and objective.
This paper takes a ﬁrst step in the direction of such a measure by identifying measurable concepts for the usability of software components, and validating these concepts against existing studies and guidelines for usability and API design.
"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)
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