A call for bioimaging software usability

Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):666-70. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2073.


Bioimaging software developed in a research setting often is not widely used by the scientific community. We suggest that, to maximize both the public's and researchers' investments, usability should be a more highly valued goal. We describe specific characteristics of usability toward which bioimaging software projects should aim.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Software / standards*
  • Software / trends
  • Software Design
  • User-Computer Interface