Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry

Norleyza Jailani, Zuraidah Abdullah, Marini Abu Bakar, Harni Rohaida Haron

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Abstract

A key issue in the construction industry is that the atmosphere and working environment at construction sites are very different from the atmosphere in a typical office. The construction site workers are influenced by climatic factors, constraint of limited infrastructure for office, network and communication technology. Todays advanced mobile devices are very suitable for the construction industry because of its small size, easy to carry and have a wide range of support functions that can be leveraged into mobile applications to help workers in this industry carry out everyday tasks. However, some mobile applications are not very effective because their development is not based on the guidelines usability of mobile applications such as ISO9126, People At The Center of Mobile Application Development (PACMAD) model and Moe Usability Guidelines. The objective of the study is to identify usability elements of mobile applications for the construction industry as well as developing detailed usability guidelines of mobile applications based on the selected element for the construction industry. The methodology included theoretical study using content analysis and empirical study involving interviews mobile application developers to identify usability elements of mobile applications for the construction industry. The results of content analysis of seven model and usability guidelines shows thirteen elements are suitable to be adapted for the construction industry, namely the effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, ability to learn, get the attention of consumers, presentations, human-computer interaction, navigation, data are obtained from the map, installation, mobile context, security and assistance. Findings from the interviews are used to construct the detailed usability guidelines for development of mobile applications. Assessment guidelines by experts showed the proposed usability guidelines mobile applications are capable of providing guidance to application developers to implement its usability elements in the development of applications for the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages411-416
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467373197
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2015
Event5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2015 - Legian-Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 10 Aug 201511 Aug 2015

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Other5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2015
CountryIndonesia
CityLegian-Bali
Period10/8/1511/8/15

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  • Construction industry
  • mobile application
  • usability guidelines

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  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Jailani, N., Abdullah, Z., Abu Bakar, M., & Haron, H. R. (2015). Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry. In Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015 (pp. 411-416). [7352536] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2015.7352536

Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry. / Jailani, Norleyza; Abdullah, Zuraidah; Abu Bakar, Marini; Haron, Harni Rohaida.

Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 411-416 7352536.

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

Jailani, N, Abdullah, Z, Abu Bakar, M & Haron, HR 2015, Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry. in Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015., 7352536, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 411-416, 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2015, Legian-Bali, Indonesia, 10/8/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2015.7352536
Jailani N, Abdullah Z, Abu Bakar M, Haron HR. Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry. In Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 411-416. 7352536 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2015.7352536
Jailani, Norleyza ; Abdullah, Zuraidah ; Abu Bakar, Marini ; Haron, Harni Rohaida. / Usability guidelines for developing mobile application in the construction industry. Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics: Bridging the Knowledge between Academic, Industry, and Community, ICEEI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 411-416
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