CSA - CAN/CSA-ISO 9241-1A-00
Ergonomic Requirements for Office Work with Visual Display Terminals (VDTs) - Part 1: General Introduction
|Publication Date:||1 June 2007|
ISO 9241 covers both the hardware and software ergonomic aspects of the use of visual display terminals. The individual parts of ISO 9241, their interrelationships, and the expected users of the parts are described in the main body of ISO 9241-1.
This Amendment deals particularly with the software parts of ISO 9241, i.e. ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17. These parts are concerned with the ergonomic design of software user interfaces.
The goal of this Amendment (complementing ISO 9241-1) is to help readers of ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17 in
- gaining an overview on the content of ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17,
- understanding the relationship between the individual software parts of ISO 9241,
- providing guidance on the relevance of individual parts to the development process, i.e. understanding where and when to use the software parts of ISO 9241,
- understanding how to select and combine dialogue techniques which are described in ISO 9241-14 to ISO 9241-17.
The ultimate beneficiary of ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17 will be the end user at the VDT. It was the needs of these users that provided the ergonomic recommendations in ISO 9241-10 to ISO 9241-17. Although it is unlikely that the end user will read ISO 9241 or even know of its existence, its application should provide user interfaces that are more usable, consistent and that enable greater productivity.