Human-Computer Interaction 3e Dix, Finlay, Abowd, Beale

exercises  -  7. design rules

EXERCISE 7.6

Find a book on guidelines. List the guidelines that are provided and classify them in terms of the activity in the software life cycle to which they would most likely apply.

answer

We use as a source of guidelines Mayhew's book Principles and Guidelines in Software and User Interface Design [230]. In general, all guidelines offer constraints on the design activity and so should be known during the requirements phase. In the following list, we will concentrate on what other stages (architectural design, detailed design, coding and unit testing, integration and testing) will be most affected by the guidelines. The numbers in parentheses indicate the page reference for the given guideline.

Architectural design

Detailed design

Coding and unit testing

Integration and testing


Other exercises in this chapter

ex.7.1 (ans), ex.7.2 (ans), ex.7.3 (open), ex.7.4 (ans), ex.7.5 (ans), ex.7.6 (ans), ex.7.7 (tut), ex.7.8 (tut), ex.7.9 (open)

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