Articles by Deborah J. Mayhew

An internationally recognized author, teacher, speaker and consultant on software user interface design and usability engineering. Her most recent book is The Usability Engineering Lifecycle. Dr. Mayhew holds a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, an M.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Tufts University.

User Experience Design: The Evolution of a Multi-disciplinary Approach

An Early and Brief History of Software Engineering The following sections present the history of software engineering in the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The 60’s and 70’s In the beginning (let’s say in the late 1960’s), there were programmers. Period. There was little or no real division of labor or specialization in the software development […] [Read More]