Handler & Associates offers Functional Analysis for all
your I.T. solutions.
Considered by many to be the missing link
between I.T. solutions and ROI, Functional
Analysis is essential to any software
What is Functional Analysis?
Functional Analysis consists of two main
components: Systems Analysis and the Human
Computer Interface (HCI).
What is HCI?
Analysis vs. System Analysis
Why is it missing in your organization?
Programmers develop most software interfaces. This is analogous
to a plumber doing you interior decorating,
and the results are ordinarily less than
desirable. Usability and design are behavioral
issues, not technical ones.
Successful Functional Analysis is dependent
on the Usability Model, a major component
of HCI. In larger software projects utilizing
the Usability Model, the initial design
focuses on a usable interaction between
the user and the software. Individuals
who have a Masters or Ph. D. in Experiment
Psychology are typically responsible for
this phase of the project. However, as
the Usability Model continues to grow
due to its empirical support, the Usability
Engineer is appearing. Trained in the
use of the Usability Model, some formal
training in Experimental Psychology and
with a basic understanding of human behavior,
these engineers hold the key to more efficient
software and realizing true ROI.
So, who IS doing your initial design?