Human Factors in Software Development and Design

Human Factors in Software Development and Design

Saqib Saeed (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia), Imran Sarwar Bajwa (The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan) and Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
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Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466664852|ISBN10: 1466664851|EISBN13: 9781466664869|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6485-2


Computer programs and processes that take into account the goals and needs of the user meet with the greatest success, so it behooves software engineers to consider the human element inherent in every line of code they write.

Human Factors in Software Development and Design brings together high quality research on the influence and impact of ordinary people on the software industry. With the goal of improving the quality and usability of computer technologies, this premier reference is intended for students and practitioners of software engineering as well as researchers, educators, and interested laymen.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Science Education
  • Global Software Development
  • ICT Project Design
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Public Administration Platforms
  • Situational Awareness
  • Socio-Economic Factors
  • User-Centered Design

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer scientists and software developers explore the role of human factors in software design and development processes. Among the topics are involving users in development applications for tablets, creating effective communication among user-centered technology design groups, managing differences in situational awareness due to roles in the design-use process of complex systems, a semantic approach for multi-agent system design, and personas and scenarios based on functioning and health condition.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Saqib Saeed is an assistant professor at the Computer Science department at Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Siegen, Germany, and a Master’s degree in Software Technology from Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Dr. Saeed is also a certified software quality engineer from the American Society for Quality. He is a member of advisory boards of several international journals besides being guest editor of several special issues. Dr. Saeed’s research interests lie in the areas of human-centered computing, computer supported cooperative work, empirical software engineering, and ICT4D, and he has more than 50 publications to his credit.
Imran Sarwar Bajwa is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. He has worked on various research projects in University of Birmingham, UK (2009-2012) and University of Coimbra, Portugal (2006-2007). His research interests are Natural Language Processing, Automated Software Modelling, Enterprise Computing, and Image Processing.

Zaigham Mahmood is a researcher and author. He has an M.Sc. in Mathematics, M.Sc. in Computer Science, and Ph.D. in Modelling of Phase Equilibria. Dr Mahmood is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK, a researcher at the University of Derby UK, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University in South Africa. He is, currently, also a Foreign Professor at NUST Islamabad Pakistan.

Professor Mahmood has published over 100 articles in international journals and conference proceedings in addition to four books on cloud computing and two reference texts on e-government: E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries and Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices and Series Editor-in-Chief of the IGI book series on Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD).

Professor Mahmood is an active researcher; he also serves as editorial board member of several journals, books and conferences; guest editor for journal special issues; organiser and chair of conference tracks and workshops; and keynote speaker at conferences. His research interests encompass subject areas including e-government studies, project management, software engineering, enterprise computing and cloud computing.