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Title: Usability and accessibility evaluation of the digital doorway
Authors: Adebesin, TF
Keywords: Design principles
Digital Doorway (DD)
Digital divide
Direct field observation
Heuristics
Heuristic evaluation
Human-computer interaction
Usability evaluation methods
Accessibility
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: UNISA
Citation: Adebesin, TF. 2011. Usability and accessibility evaluation of the digital doorway. Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in the subject Information Systems, University of South Africa
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8166
Abstract: The Digital Doorway (DD) is a non-standard computer system deployed to promote computer literacy amongst underprivileged communities in South Africa. Since its inception there has been no usability evaluation of the software installed on the DD. This study investigated the applicability of standard usability and accessibility evaluation methods to evaluate the software installed on the DD. It involved two cycles of design research phases to develop a set of multi-category heuristics for evaluating a selection of interfaces and applications installed on the DD. The heuristic evaluation method was found to be an appropriate method for evaluating the usability of the software as well as the direct accessibility support provided on the DD. As a triangulation exercise the heuristic evaluation was complemented with direct field observation and questionnaires. The study also confirmed the complementary role of using a combination of evaluation methods.
Description: A thesis submitted submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in the subject Information Systems at the University of South Africa. This is an ABSTRACT ONLY.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4728
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/5616
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