Game Tools Tune-Up: Optimize Your Pipeline Through Usability

Gamasutra writes:

"In game development, it is often some of the most technical (programmers) making tools for the some of the least technical (everyone else). It's no wonder that many of those "least technical" struggle with the tools that are handed to them.

The tools themselves are designed by the people who understand the underlying systems, but not necessarily those who will be using them.

Usability determines how easy software is to use, how quickly the desired results can be achieved by its users and how error-free those results are. Techniques to test and improve usability have been successfully used in other types of software development, and are slowly making their way into ours."

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