Support method of usability evaluations for android applications based on operation histories

Misaki Matsuzawa, Hajime Iwata, Junko Shirogane, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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    Abstract

    Due to the prevalence of tablets, the usability of the User Interfaces (UIs) must be improved, but the number of support methods for usability evaluations for tablets is small. Herein we propose a method to automatically evaluate usability based on operation histories, including action frequency and operation times, and statistical analysis. Because our approach easily detects UI design problems, the burdens on developers and costs can be reduced. Using a small-scale case study and test with about 20 participants, we show that our approach can detect detailed problems with usability via a mostly automated process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 5th International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2015
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages288-293
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781467368322
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 9
    Event5th International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2015 - Sierre, Switzerland
    Duration: 2015 Oct 72015 Oct 9

    Other

    Other5th International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2015
    CountrySwitzerland
    CitySierre
    Period15/10/715/10/9

    Keywords

    • Operation histories
    • Statistical analysis
    • UI design
    • Usability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Signal Processing

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    Matsuzawa, M., Iwata, H., Shirogane, J., & Fukazawa, Y. (2015). Support method of usability evaluations for android applications based on operation histories. In 2015 5th International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications, ICDIPC 2015 (pp. 288-293). [7323043] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDIPC.2015.7323043