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Testing the Perceived Ease of Use in Social Media

Acceptance Testing for People with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities
  • Julia George
  • Nils Dietzsch
  • Michael Bier
  • Hannes Zirpel
  • Alexander Perl
  • Susanne Robra-Bissantz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8547)

Abstract

In the last few years, social media spread around the globe. Being a substantial and integral part in today’s everyday life of many people, especially online social networks (OSNs) changed communication behavior fundamentally. Unfortunately, not everybody is integrated in this “new everyday life” yet. In our research, we focus on this important issue of e-inclusion and participation of people with intellectual disabilities in social media. In the context of this paper, we will present a methodology on how to evaluate the perceived ease of use of social media applications by people with intellectual disability. Moreover, we will pre-validate this methodology by applying it in a test setting with a customized barrier-free OSN, developed in our research group. This is the first step for developing a target group specific acceptance model, based on the technology acceptance model.

Keywords

Acceptance Testing Online Social Networks Experiment Triangulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia George
    • 1
  • Nils Dietzsch
    • 1
  • Michael Bier
    • 1
  • Hannes Zirpel
    • 1
  • Alexander Perl
    • 1
  • Susanne Robra-Bissantz
    • 1
  1. 1.Departement for Information SystemsUniversity of Braunschweig Institute of TechnologyBraunschweigGermany

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