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PD CEN ISO/IEC TR 25060:2017



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Systems and software engineering. Systems and software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE). Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability: General framework for usability-related information

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Renumbers and supersedes BS PD ISO/IEC TR 25060. 2017 Version incorporates corrigendum to BS PD ISO/IEC TR 25060. (09/2017)
British Standards Institution

This Technical Report describes a potential family of International Standards, named the Common Industry Formats (CIF), that document the specification and evaluation of the usability of interactive systems. It provides a general overview of the CIF framework and contents, definitions, and the relationship of the framework elements. The intended users of the framework are identified, as well as the situations in which the framework may be applied. The assumptions and constraints of the framework are also enumerated.

The framework content includes the following:

  • consistent terminology and classification of specification, evaluation and reporting;

  • a definition of the type and scope of formats and the high-level structure to be used for documenting required information and the results of evaluation.

This Technical Report is applicable to software and hardware products used for predefined tasks. The information items are intended to be used as part of system-level documentation resulting from development processes such as those in ISO9241-210, and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 process standards.

This Technical Report focuses on documenting those elements needed for design and development of usable systems, rather than prescribing a specific process. It is intended to be used in conjunction with existing International Standards, including ISO9241, ISO20282, ISO/IEC9126 and the SQuaRE series (ISO/IEC25000 to ISO/IEC25099).

This Technical Report does not prescribe any kind of method, life cycle or process.

Standards Relationship
CEN ISO/IEC TR 25060:2017 Identical
ISO/IEC TR 25060:2010 Identical

ISO 9241-11:1998 Ergonomic requirements for office work with visual display terminals (VDTs) Part 11: Guidance on usability
ISO/IEC TR 24774:2010 Systems and software engineering Life cycle management Guidelines for process description
ISO/IEC 17000:2004 Conformity assessment Vocabulary and general principles
ISO 9241-171:2008 Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility
ISO/IEC 15504-5:2012 Information technology Process assessment Part 5: An exemplar software life cycle process assessment model
ISO 9241-110:2006 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Part 110: Dialogue principles
ISO/IEC TR 15504-6:2008 Information technology Process assessment Part 6: An exemplar system life cycle process assessment model
ISO 9241-210:2010 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Part 210: Human-centred design for interactive systems
ISO/PAS 18152:2003 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Specification for the process assessment of human-system issues
ISO/IEC 9126-1:2001 Software engineering Product quality Part 1: Quality model
ISO/IEC 15289:2006 Systems and software engineering Content of systems and software life cycle process information products (Documentation)
ISO/TR 18529:2000 Ergonomics Ergonomics of human-system interaction Human-centred lifecycle process descriptions
ISO 11064-5:2008 Ergonomic design of control centres — Part 5: Displays and controls
ISO/IEC 15504-2:2003 Information technology Process assessment Part 2: Performing an assessment
ISO 9241-303:2011 Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 303: Requirements for electronic visual displays
ISO/IEC 15288:2008 Systems and software engineering System life cycle processes
ISO/IEC 25062:2006 Software engineering Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability test reports
ISO/IEC TR 11580:2007 Information technology Framework for describing user interface objects, actions and attributes
ISO/TR 22411:2008 Ergonomics data and guidelines for the application of ISO/IEC Guide 71 to products and services to address the needs of older persons and persons with disabilities
ISO 20282-1:2006 Ease of operation of everyday products Part 1: Design requirements for context of use and user characteristics
ISO/TR 16982:2002 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Usability methods supporting human-centred design

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