Usability Planner is a tool has been created by Nigel Bevan (Usability Professional Services), Xavier Ferré (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and Tomás Antón Escobar (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) from an original idea by Nigel Bevan.
It is offered as it is, with no warranty of any kind. The tool and its source code are offered under the terms of GNU General Public License version 3.
Usability Planner has been evolving (and it will continue to) thanks to the feedback collected from the different usability experts and usability-aware developers that have provided their feedback at different venues. Many thanks to the numerous people who have given feedback on the different prototypes of the tool.
We welcome your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information on the principles behind the tool can be found in the following publications:
- Bevan, N. (2009). Criteria for selecting methods in user-centred design. I-USED'09 Workshop, INTERACT 2009, Uppsala, Sweden.
- Ferre, X., Bevan, N. & Antón Escobar, T. (2010) UCD Method Selection with Usability Planner. Proceedings of NordiCHI 2010, Reykjavyk, Iceland.
- Ferre, X. & Bevan, N. (2011) Usability Planner: Development of a Tool to Support the Process of Selecting Usability Methods. Proceedings of INTERACT 2011.