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Relating User Experience with MobileApp Quality Evaluation and Design

  • Philip Lew
  • Luis Olsina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8295)

Abstract

Designing quality into web applications (WebApps) and evaluating WebApp quality and usability have been the subject of abundant research. However, both the design and evaluation of traditional WebApps cannot account for the particular features and usage contexts of mobile applications (MobileApps). MobileApps have several characteristics that pose challenges in their design and evaluation regarding current quality models and their included characteristics and sub-characteristics. For instance, the operability of a user interface has a much different and greater influence when evaluating MobileApp usability and user experience due to the context of the user. Characteristics such as multi-touch gestures, button size, and widget usage have a magnified impact on task completion rates. We propose in this paper utilizing our previously developed ISO 25010-based quality models and framework so-called 2Q2U (Quality, Quality in use, actual Usability and User experience) for MobileApps. Specific MobileApp task screens and attributes are illustrated in order to show our evaluation approach applicability.

Keywords

MobileApp Quality models User Experience Usability QinU 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Lew
    • 1
  • Luis Olsina
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityChina
  2. 2.GIDIS, Web Engineering SchoolUniversidad Nacional de La PampaArgentina

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