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Suggestion systems: A usability-based evaluation methodology

Arif, M, Aburas, H, Al-Kuwaiti, A and Kulonda, D 2010, 'Suggestion systems: A usability-based evaluation methodology' , Journal of King Abdulaziz University-Engineering Sciences, 21 (2) , pp. 61-79.

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Abstract

Usability has been used to design and assess products and websites. This paper takes the concept of usability one step further and proposes a framework to assess suggestion systems. Thus taking the concept of usability one step further and applying it in the area of ideas management through suggestion system. The fundamental premise of the article is that a suggestion system designed, with usability in mind, will improve innovation among employees, and hence increase participation. This framework was then used to assess four suggestion systems in an oil and gas company in the middle-east. These systems were further assessed for employee perception of their usability and participation. After collecting data on these three different aspects conclusions are drawn. Out of the four systems analyzed, the most usable suggestion system had the highest participation rate and the least usable system attracted the fewest suggestions.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools
Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of King Abdulaziz University-Engineering Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1319-1047
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: M Arif
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2015 14:33
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36067

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