Usability in Practice

Barriers and enablers for usability in practice

To increase the insight into usability in product development practice of electronic consumer products, three case studies were conducted. In each of the case studies the focus was on the product development process as a whole, and on six roles that were considered most influential on usability.

Managing Product Usability (PhD thesis)
Kuijk, J.I. van (2010) Managing Product Usability; How companies deal with usability in the development of electronic consumer products. Doctoral dissertation, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

Expected versus experienced usability: what you see is not always what you get
Kuijk, J.I. van, E.E. Preijde, E.N. Toet, H. Kanis (2009) Expected versus experienced usability: what you see is not always what you get. IEA2009, 17th World Congress on Ergonomics, August 9-14, 2009, Beijing, China. (pdf of preprint version)

User-Centered Design for Sustainable Behaviour
Wever, R., J.I. van Kuijk, C. Boks (2008) Journal of Sustainable Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 1. Taylor & Francis, London. (pdf of preprint version)

Make It Easy On Yourself: How to Purchase an Easy to Use Product in 8 Steps
Kuijk, J.I. van (2008) Maak het jezelf makkelijk: in 8 stappen naar een gebruiksvriendelijk product (in Dutch) Tijdschrift voor Ergonomie Jaargang 33, 2008 : nummer 1, februari. (pdf of English version)

Usability in Product Development Practice: After Sales Information As Feedback
Kuijk, J.I. v., H.C.C.M. Christiaans, H.Kanis, D.J. van Eijk. (2007). Usability in Product Development Practice: After Sales Information As Feedback. Conference of the International Association of Societies of Design Research: Emerging Trends in Design Research. November 12-17 2007, Hong Kong, China. (pdf of preprint)

Usability in Product Development: A Conceptual Framework
Kuijk, J.I. v., H.C.C.M. Christiaans, H.Kanis, D.J. van Eijk. (2007). Usability in Product Development: A Conceptual Framework. The British Ergonomics Society Annual Conference April 17-19 2007, Nottingham, UK. (pdf of preprint version)

Usability in the Development of Consumer Electronics: Issues and Actors
Kuijk, J.I. v., H.C.C.M. Christiaans, H.Kanis, D.J. van Eijk. (2006). Usability in the Development of Consumer Electronics: Issues and Actors. IEA 2006, 16th world congress on ergonomics, Maastricht, The Netherlands. (pdf of preprint version)