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Teaching the evaluation of web usability

Procter, CT 2006, Teaching the evaluation of web usability , in: Informing Science and IT Education Joint Conference , 25-28 June 2006, Salford. (Unpublished)

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      Abstract

      This paper describes the design and use of a simple method for comparative website evaluation that has been used for the purposes of teaching web design to University students. The method can be learnt within two hours by a novice user or typical customer. The method is not dependant upon the environment being used by the tester and can be adjusted according to the subjective preferences they may have. Results are presented of the use of the method in practice in comparing the sites of a number of airlines. These suggest that the method is both sufficiently rigorous to produce reliable results, and flexible enough for users to customise. It is an effective tool in teaching the principles of web design.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
      Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
      Refereed: Yes
      Funders: University of Salford
      Depositing User: Chris Procter
      Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 12:07
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:35
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/27120

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