An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals

Meei Hao Hoo, Azizah Jaafar

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Abstract

The usability engineering process has indicated the importance of setting usability criteria and a measureable level for important goals. Without goal-oriented practice, novice or inexperienced designers do not know how to deliver usable and quality system and would unreasonably follow what they have seen or used before. This paper presents a quantitative basis for selecting and prioritizing design goals or usability goals, thereafter selecting the best prototype relative to the usability goals. The proposed method consists of two main phase, namely: the prioritizing goals phase and the user evaluation phase. The objective of the prioritizing goal phase is to set priorities of the usability goals using analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The second phase involves users in the quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods to evaluate the prototypes using quantitative criteria and thereafter select the best prototype. The level of importance of usability goals assists designers to decide which alternative designs meet the most important usability goals. A case study of prototype selection in students' design assignment is presented, and the proposed approach is applied to facilitate their design decision during prototype development and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages694-706
Number of pages13
Volume8237 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event3rd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2013 - Selangor
Duration: 13 Nov 201315 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8237 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other3rd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2013
CitySelangor
Period13/11/1315/11/13

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Keywords

  • analytic hierarchy process
  • early design evaluation
  • quantitative approach
  • usability evaluation
  • usability goal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Hoo, M. H., & Jaafar, A. (2013). An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 8237 LNCS, pp. 694-706). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8237 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02958-0_63

An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals. / Hoo, Meei Hao; Jaafar, Azizah.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8237 LNCS 2013. p. 694-706 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8237 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hoo, MH & Jaafar, A 2013, An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 8237 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8237 LNCS, pp. 694-706, 3rd International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2013, Selangor, 13/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02958-0_63
Hoo MH, Jaafar A. An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8237 LNCS. 2013. p. 694-706. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02958-0_63
Hoo, Meei Hao ; Jaafar, Azizah. / An AHP-based approach in the early design evaluation via usability goals. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8237 LNCS 2013. pp. 694-706 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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