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Common Industry Specification for Usability --Requirements



Mary F. Theofanos


.The Common Industry Specification for Usability - Requirements (CISU-R) helps usability professionals, product managers, and others working in product design and development to create usability requirements. It sets standards for specifying usability requirements, which include three types of information: ¿{The context of use: the intended users, their goals and tasks, associated equipment, and the physical and social environment in which the product can be used. ¿{Performance and satisfaction criteria: measures of usability for the product. ¿{The test method and context of testing: the method to be used to test whether the usability requirements have been met and the context in which the measurements will be made.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7432
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Usability, requirements, performance measurment, satisfaction


Theofanos, M. (2007), Common Industry Specification for Usability --Requirements, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 17, 2024)


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Created June 13, 2007, Updated April 4, 2019