PsychNology Journal, Volume 2, Number 1, 123 – 139

Methods and Tools for Designing and Developing Usable Multi-Platform Interactive Applications

Cristina Chesta
Motorola Electronics S.p.A. – Global Software Group Turin, Italy

Fabio Paternò, Carmen Santoro
I.S.T.I. - C.N.R. Pisa Italy

 

ABSTRACT

The increasing availability of new types of interaction devices raises the need for new methods and tools to support the design and development of highly usable context-sensitive nomadic applications accessible through multiple platforms. This paper provides an overview and discusses a solution based on the use of multiple levels of abstractions, which has been studied within the framework of the European project CAMELEON. Moreover it addresses the problem of evaluating the usability of these tools by discussing the specific issues, the criteria and methodologies applied as well as some results obtained in an experimental activity on the subject.

 

KEYWORDS

nomadic, multi-platform, context-aware, model-based.

 

CITE AS

Chesta C., Paternò F., Santoro C. (2004). Methods and Tools for Designing and Developing Usable Multi-Platform Interactive Applications. PsychNology Journal, 2(1), 123 – 139. Retrieved [month] [day], [year], from www.psychnology.org.

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