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A Pattern Language Approach to Usability Knowledge Management

Michael Hughes

Journal of Usability Studies, Issue 2, Volume 1, February 2006, pp. 76- 90

Abstract

Knowledge gained from usability testing is often applied merely to the immediate product under test and then forgotten—at least at an organizational level. This article describes a usability knowledge management system (KMS) based on principles of pattern language and use-case writing that offers a way to turn lessons learned from usability testing into organizational knowledge that can be leveraged across different projects and different design teams.

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A Pattern Language Approach to Usability Knowledge Management