Usability and EC Directive 90/270

Stanton, N.A. and Baber, C. (1992) Usability and EC Directive 90/270. Displays, 13, (3), 151-160. (doi:10.1016/0141-9382(92)90017-L).


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Usability is in danger of becoming simply another buzz word. Usability must be translated into a set of working principles which can be incorporated into the design and implementation of computer systems. This would require objectives for usability to be set. In its current form EC Directive 90/270 addresses minimum requirements necessary to meet such objectives. However, it does not yet provide details concerninh how these requirements can be met, and potential techniques for this purpose are discussed in this paper. Responsibility for usability should not rest solely with designers, but must be shared between employers who purchase and install systems, designers, manufacturers and end users.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0141-9382(92)90017-L
ISSNs: 0141-9382 (print)
1872-7387 (electronic)
Keywords: usability, methodology, interface
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 73936
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:06

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