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JSW 2015 Vol.10(1): 32-41 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.1.32-41

Usability Evaluation Techniques for Agile Software Model

Saad Masood Butt1, Shahid Masood Butt2, Azura Onn3 , Nadra Tabassam4, Mazlina Abdul Majid5
1Faculty of Computer Systems & Softwares Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia.
2Department of Management Sciences, Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus Islamabad, Pakistan.
3Department of Management and Human Resource, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.
4Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.
5Faculty of Computer Systems & Softwares Engineering, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia.


Abstract—Majority of agile projects currently involve interactive user interface designs, which can only be possible by following UCD in agile software model. But the integration of UCD is not clear in the current agile models. Both Agile models and UCD have iterative nature but agile models focus on coding and development of software; whereas, UCD focuses on user interface of the software. Similarly, both of them have testing features where the agile model involves automated tested code while UCD involves an expert or a user to test the user interface. In this paper, a new agile usability model is presented and tested in companies and are presented. Key results from these projects clearly shows: the proposed agile model incorporates usability evaluation methods, improve the relationship between usability experts to work with agile software experts; in addition, allows agile developers to incorporate the result from UCD into subsequent interactions.

Index Terms—Agile software model, usability evaluation, user interface, user centered designed.

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Cite: Saad Masood Butt, Shahid Masood Butt, Azura Onn, Nadra Tabassam, Mazlina Abdul Majid, "Usability Evaluation Techniques for Agile Software Model," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 32-41, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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