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A “call for answers” around the proposition of an HCI-enriched model

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The engineering of Human-Computer Interface (HCI) is a wide-ranging and huge research field. However development models stemming from Software Engineering overlook important aspects in terms of interactive systems development. That is why an HCI-enriched model, called ∇ model (pronounced nabla model), is envisaged in this paper. Introduction First, I want to point out again that the main development models stemming from Software Engineering (Waterfall, Spiral, V...) are too general and largely insufficient in terms of interactive systems development, particularly for the applications in which human errors inherent in using the human-computer interface(s) can lead to safety problems, and/or ecological and/or economic consequences [14] [18] [21] [22]; the first part of this paper consists in a brief critical study of the main models issued from Software Engineering, in term of interactive systems development. A solution consists in proposing so-called HCI-enriched models. Such a model is proposed in the second part. It is called ∇ (pronounced nabla model). This model integrates the standard steps found in the traditional life-cycle models stemming from Software Engineering, but it is also intended for the development of interactive systems. The development of HCI requires specific skills and means; that is the reason why the aspects linked to HCI will clearly appear in the model, contrary to the waterfall, V and spiral models (and their variants).

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hal-03331212 , version 1 (01-09-2021)

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Christophe Kolski. A “call for answers” around the proposition of an HCI-enriched model. ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, 1998, 23 (3), pp.93-96. ⟨10.1145/279437.279483⟩. ⟨hal-03331212⟩
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