Understandability

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The capability of the software product to enable the user to understand whether the software is suitable, and how it can be used for particular tasks and conditions of use. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]

Other Definitions

Understandability [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
The ease with which a system can be comprehended at both the system-organizational and detailed-statement levels.

Notes

  • This will depend on the documentation and initial impressions given by the software. [ ISO/IEC 9126-1 ]
  • Understandability has to do with the system's coherence at a more general level than readability does.[ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]

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