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Methods for usability evaluations of mobile devices

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Abstract


  • The usability of applications designed and developed for mobile devices integral user experience, particularly for current touch-screen mobile devices. This conceptual paper provides a profile of the ways in which mobile device usability evaluation methods are being adapted to better reflect technological. With an increasing capacity for greater user interactivity through a range of tasks and in a variety of contexts, the importance and impact of mobile device context-of-use components is of particular interest to researchers. This requires a need for a shift in evaluation method paradigms with a particular focus on methods involving the user, as part of the overall development process. Having a better understanding of the context-of-use may contribute to improvements in mobile device usability and the overall user experience.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Alshehri, F. & Freeman, M. (2012). Methods for usability evaluations of mobile devices. In J. W. Lamp (Eds.), 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-10). Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/692

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  • 10

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  • http://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30049129

Abstract


  • The usability of applications designed and developed for mobile devices integral user experience, particularly for current touch-screen mobile devices. This conceptual paper provides a profile of the ways in which mobile device usability evaluation methods are being adapted to better reflect technological. With an increasing capacity for greater user interactivity through a range of tasks and in a variety of contexts, the importance and impact of mobile device context-of-use components is of particular interest to researchers. This requires a need for a shift in evaluation method paradigms with a particular focus on methods involving the user, as part of the overall development process. Having a better understanding of the context-of-use may contribute to improvements in mobile device usability and the overall user experience.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Alshehri, F. & Freeman, M. (2012). Methods for usability evaluations of mobile devices. In J. W. Lamp (Eds.), 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-10). Geelong, Victoria: Deakin University.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1698&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/692

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • http://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30049129