ES5.3 Evaluating, by use of empirical data, a particular implementation of a technology.

Practicing computer professionals need to be able to use empirical data to evaluate the likely use of a technology (as opposed to its planned use) and the performance of a technology after its implementation. The designer of a technology needs sufficient data to determine if (within constraints of time and budget) the design has the effects in actual use it claims to and has no other significant risks associated with it. Students need to be need to be provided with opportunities to practice doing evaluations and to be shown how to make professional judgments about how much and what quality of evaluation is necessary.