Project : A-PLUS Architect (browser-based tool for usability evaluation in software design)

Tasks : design, research, user testing

Client : ABB (R&D collaboration)

Completed : Nov 2009

Detail : Heirarchical organization of USAPs

Challenges: Evaluating three usability scenarios at once would require the user to review more than 80 responsibilities. This might be confusing or too time-consuming for the software architects to use easily.

Solution: USAPs were organized into a heirarchy of high-level categories that the user could easily sort through in the left menu. Extra details of each USAP were made optional, and hidden unless users decided to view them by clicking on detail links.