Usability Engineering Methods for Interactive Intelligent Systems
Keywords:Usability, Usability Engineering Methods, Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Interaction Design
The field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) offers designers and developers of interactive systems a large repertoire of methods for ensuring that their systems will be both usable and useful. This article offers a brief introduction to these methods, focusing on the ways in which they sometimes need to be adapted and extended to take into account the characteristic properties of systems that include some sort of AI. The discussion is organized around three types of activity: understanding users needs, interaction design, and evaluation.