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Web Information Systems and Technologies

Volume 101 of the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing pp 133-148

Systematically Evaluating Usability in Web-Based Electronic Government: An Empirical Study

  • Zhao HuangAffiliated withSchool of Information System, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University
  • , Laurence BrooksAffiliated withSchool of Information System, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University

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Abstract

Usability is an important factor influencing users’ interaction and adoption of e-government, which needs to be considered in e-government development. However, current research has not paid much attention to assessing usability. This empirical study conducts a systematic approach to evaluate the usability of current e-government websites, identifying existing usability problems and providing proposed design solutions for further e-government usability development. Such research results can help designers and developers to understand the importance of usability and guide their particular attention to develop more usable e-government.

Keywords

e-Government website Usability Users’ centered approach