A Taxonomy for Website Evaluation Tools Grounded on Semiotic Framework

  • Vagner Figueredo de SantanaEmail author
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10907)


Taxonomies are valuable for providing a standardized way of cataloging elements into categories. In the context of website evaluation tools, providing a structured way for researchers and practitioners to compare and analyze existing solutions is valuable for identifying gaps/trends or to support well-informed decisions during development cycles (from planning to deployment). This paper proposes a taxonomy for classifying website evaluation tools grounded on Semiotic Framework, an artifact from Organizational Semiotics. The taxonomy is structured into 4 main dimensions (i.e., Participant-evaluator interaction; Effort; Automation type; Data source) and considers interaction and efforts involving UI evaluation stakeholders. From the proposed taxonomy, we expect to support consistent characterization of website evaluation tools.


User interface evaluation Usability Accessibility Organizational Semiotics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vagner Figueredo de Santana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria Cecília Calani Baranauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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