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dc.contributor.advisorXie, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Christopher A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:16Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:16Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1017
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Channel Application Programming Interface (API) provides a tool for loosely coupling components in Component Based Design (CBD) projects. In the thesis that proposed and developed the API, the author provided a technical analysis of the API's performance with respect to communication metrics. However, only the author/designer has ever used the API; hence, no analysis was accomplished with respect to Usability attributes. The project sponsor desires public release of the API. However, a usability analysis is first required to ensure wide acceptance and use of the API. In order to analyze the API, an analysis method and associated metrics are required. Little work has been done in the field of Human Computer Interface (HCI) with respect to treating an API as an interface and programmers as the end users. This thesis follows an IEEE published test protocol and well known HCI approaches to test the API for general usability attributes as well as to investigate specific features of the API. Specifically, the analysis will test the API's ability to explain itself during first-time exposure in order to gain acceptance. The results from testing the API are used to determine necessary enhancements to the API and its documentation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/usabilitynalysis109451017
dc.format.extentxiv, 131 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshApplication program interfaces (Computer software)en_US
dc.titleUsability analysis of the channel application programming interfaceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDarken, Rudolph P.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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