Software Ergonomic Standards provide developers with guidance in the development of usable systems and in the evaluation of the usability of systems. They address the development and evaluation of all types of software.
USER Lab recognizes that a major usability issue regarding software ergonomic standards is identifying the existence of the standards in the first place.
USER Lab monitors the standards development of a variety of different sources and brings together a comprehensive set of relevant standards. It uses this information to teach about SES, to conduct usability evaluations based on SES, and in the development of new software standards for user interfaces.
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In addition to participating in the development of various software ergonomic standards, our team tracks the development of standards relating to various aspects of usability engineering. One of the greatest problems in properly applying various usability engineering related standards is being able to identify the set of standards that should be applied. Standards are developed in widely separated committees, which often do not know about related work being undertaken in other committees. The ISO system of assigning sequential numbers to new standards and not providing a suitable key word classification scheme makes tracking the emergence of relevant standards very difficult.
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Current SES standards that our members are involved in developing
ISO 9241-129 Ergonomics of human system interaction- Guidance on individualization
ISO 9241-210 Ergonomics of human system interaction- Human-centred design for interactive systems
ISO 9241-910 Framework for tactile and haptic interactions
ISO/IEC 11581-1 Information Technology — User Interface Icons — Introduction to and overview of icon standards
ISO/IEC 11581-10 Information Technology — User Interface Icons — Framework and General Guidance
ISO/IEC 11581-41 Information Technology — User Interface Icons — Data structure to be used by the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC35 Icon repository
ISO/IEC 13066-1 Information Technology — Interoperability with Assistive Technology (AT) — Part 1: Requirements and recommendations for interoperability
ISO/IEC 25060 Common industry format for usability – General framework for usability-related information
ISO/IEC 29136 Information Technology — User Interfaces — Accessibility features for personal computers
Select SES standards that our members were involved in developing include:
ISO 9241-10 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display work stations (VDTs) - Part 10 Dialogue principles, 1997
ISO 9241-13 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display work stations (VDTs) - Part 13 User guidance, 1998
ISO 9241-14 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display work stations (VDTs) - Part 14 Menu Dialogues, 1998
ISO 9241-16 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display work stations (VDTs) - Part 16 Direct manipulation Dialogues, 1999
ISO 9241-20 Ergonomics of human system interaction- Accessibility guideline for information communication equipment and services - General guidelines, 2008
ISO 9241-100 Ergonomics of human system interaction- Introduction to software-ergonomics
ISO 9241-110 Dialogue principles (expanded and replaced 9241-110), 2006
ISO 9241-171 Guidance on accessibility, 2008
ISO 9241-151 Software ergonomics for World Wide Web interfaces, 2008
ISO 9241-920 Guidance on tactile and haptic interactions, 2009
ISO/IEC TR 11580 Model for describing user interface objects, actions, and attributes, 2007
ISO 14915-1 Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces Part 1: Introduction and framework, 2003
ISO 14915-2 Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces Part 2: Multimedia control and navigation, 2003
ISO 14915-3 Software ergonomics for multimedia user interfaces Part 3: Selection of media and media combination, 2003
ISO/IEC 18035 Information technology Icon symbols and functions for controlling multimedia software applications, 2003
ISO/IEC 18036 Information technology Icon symbols and functions for World Wide Web browser tool bars, 2003
ISO/IEC TR 19765 Survey of icons and symbols that provide access to functions and facilities to improve the use of IT products by the elderly and persons with disabilities, 2007
ISO/IEC TR 19766 Guidelines for the design of icons and symbols to be accessible to all users, including the elderly and persons with disabilities, 2007
ISO/IEC 24738 Icon symbols and functions for multimedia link attributes, 2006
ISO/IEC IS 24756 Framework for specifying a common access profile (CAP) of needs and capabilities of users, systems, and their environments, 2009
ISO/IEC TR 29138-1 Information Technology — Accessibility Considerations for People with Disabilities — Part 1: User Needs Summary, 2009
ISO/IEC TR 29138-2, Information Technology – Accessibility Considerations for People with Disabilities – Part 2: Standards inventory, 2009
ISO/IEC TR 29138-3, Information Technology – Accessibility Considerations for People with Disabilities – Part 3: Guidance on User Needs Mapping, 2009
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