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Mobile Applications Usability Parameters: Taking an Insight View

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 9)

Abstract

Nowadays, mobiles are like the general purpose computers with inbuilt sensors, constant access to Internet and a huge variety of applications. Different applications are categorized in such a way that they can perform their task in the best possible manner. Usability of mobile applications is the ability of an individual to use the application for its intended purpose without getting frustrated. In this paper, the attention draws on the major usability factors of different applications. After finding out the factors, we are trying to give the brief introduction of various methodologies used to rank the factors and the structural relationships among these parameters are modeled. Major techniques among them are interpretive structural modeling (ISM) approach, analytical hierarchal approach (AHP) and DEMETAL (decision-making trial and evaluation technique). These methodologies are used to identify parameters affecting mobile applications, and the structural relationships between these parameters are modeled.

Keywords

Usability Mobile applications Parameters ISM DEMATAL AHP TOPSIS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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