Project - DesignPhase
The main project page identified that
The analysis page also identified an expectation of the design phase is to have a well structured set of
at least 20 guidelines."
- design: a suitable design that results from the context and the analysis
- generally this will take the form of a well structured report
- the design section of your report should
- clearly explain a solution that meets the needs
solution typically will be a well structured set of requirements and
recommendations relevant to the area of usability engineering that you
This page provides an elaboration on some expectations of this report.
The design report shall be formatted similar to an international standard or a clause from an international standard.
Guidelines can be either requirements or recommendations.
- If the report contains terms that require a definition, definitions shall be included within this format.
Guidelines in your report shall contain at least three components:
(using "shall") are appropriate for guidance that is always applicable
and that is readily testable to confirm whether or no the guidance has
- Recommendations (using "should") are appropriate
for guidance that might not always apply, but that is applicable in
most cases unless it conflicts with other guidance. It is still
important that the guidance can be tested to see whether or not it has
Guidelines can also contain a fourth component:
- a descriptive title, similar to the descriptive titles in varous international standards that you have consulted.
- the sttement of the guideline, focused on the systm, not on the developers or the users.
- e.g "The system shall/should ___________________.
- a NOTE that identifies the infomation from the analysis that the the guideline is intended to deal with.
- an EXAMPLE that illustrates an instance in which the guideline might be applied
There is the
further expectation that the report will be well written so that it is
usable by potential readers of it, including the person who will be