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Providing Reports of Usability Evaluation

Objective

The objective of PRUE is to demonstrate the value of making usability a concrete issue for consumers and suppliers. A "Common Industry Format" for reporting usability test results is currently being agreed between major software suppliers and purchasers in the USA in an initiative co-ordinated by NIST (the US National Institute of Standards and Technology). PRUE will enhance consumer-supplier relationships by trying, enhancing and promoting use of the CIF format as part of the procurement process. Experienced usability service providers from the network of European Usability Support Centres will work with four pairs of supplier and consumer organisations in three different countries. PRUE will produce a web site of case studies, detailing the costs of producing CIF format usability reports, and the benefits for the supplier and consumer organisations. PRUE will work with NIST to ensure that the final scheme (which is intended to be submitted to ISO) meets European needs.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

SERCO LIMITED
Address
Dolphin House, Windmill Road
TW16 7HT Sunbury On Thames
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough, Leicestershire
NOMOS MANAGEMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Svaerdvaegen 3A
182 12 Danderyd
SERVICES IN INFORMATICS ERGONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Greece
Address
Markou Mousourou 25
11636 Athens