Goal prioritization and preliminary usability evaluation: An approach to assist novice designer

Hoo Meei Hao, Azizah Jaafar

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Abstract

The usability engineering process has indicated the importance of setting usability criteria. In specifying a usability goal, usability attributes or criteria need to be identified in order to achieve this. This paper presents a quantitative basis for selecting and prioritizing usability goals, thereafter selecting the best prototype relative to usability goals. The proposed method consists of two main phases. These are namely: the prioritizing goals phase and the user evaluation phase. Quantitative analysis uses an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to determine the rank of the goals. The level of importance of usability attributes assists designers to decide which alternative designs meet the most important usability characteristics. This approach appropriate to train the novice designers to bear their collaborative design goals in mind and select the best prototype based on users’ quantitative assessment result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-700
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume67
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

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Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Novice designer
  • Quantitative approach
  • Usability evaluation
  • Usability goal

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  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Goal prioritization and preliminary usability evaluation : An approach to assist novice designer. / Hao, Hoo Meei; Jaafar, Azizah.

In: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 67, No. 3, 01.09.2014, p. 690-700.

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