A quantitative approach to usability evaluation of web sites

Conference paper


Rukshan, Alexander and Baravalle, Andres 2011. A quantitative approach to usability evaluation of web sites. Advances in Computing and Technology. University of East London, London Jan 2011 London University of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering.
AuthorsRukshan, Alexander and Baravalle, Andres
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Web usability arose as research field at the very beginning of the Internet era. The term "Internet" was formally defined in October 1995; nevertheless Nielsen wrote his first article on web usability in May 1995, and looking in the newsgroup archives at groups.google.com we can find a promotional message (http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=...) of a company, dated December 1995, offering consulting services on usability. The pace of evolution of the web is creating new challenges and 15 years after the first studies on web usability, the subject is still attracting heavy interest from researchers. In the recent years numerous authors (Shneiderman and Plaisant, 1998; Nielsen and Molich, 1990; Nielsen, 1994) have been working on developing heuristics to support human evaluation of web sites. This paper builds upon the existing theory to develop a quantitative approach to usability evaluation of web sites.

Keywordsweb useability; web site evaluation
Year2011
ConferenceAdvances in Computing and Technology
PublisherUniversity of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering
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CC BY-ND
Publication dates
PrintJan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Oct 2010
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/996
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Citation:
Rukshan, A., Baravalle, A. (2010) ‘A quantitative approach to usability evaluation of web sites.’ To appear in proceedings of Advances in Computing Technology, London, United Kingdom, 2011..

Place of publicationLondon
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