Developing a Usability Evaluation Framework (FUEML) for Modeling Languages

C. Schalles (Ireland), M. Rebstock (Germany), and J. Creagh (Ireland)


Software Engineering, Modeling Languages, Usability, Human Computer Interaction


In recent years, various different modeling languages and tools were developed to support the process of modeling in the field of software engineering. The usability of modeling languages has not been explicitly considered in past research. Most usability evaluation surveys are mainly focusing on applications, websites, software and technical products. Hence, usability has not been considered within the development of current languages for conceptual modeling such as EPC and UML diagrams. The objective of this paper is the adoption of existing usability definitions to modeling languages. Based on this, an evaluation framework focusing on the usability of modeling languages is proposed.

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