Usability Improvement and Re-Design of SIMAIR - an Air Quality Assessment Tool
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The thesis propose a new design solution of the web application and air assessment tool: SIMAIR, a product of The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI). The current solution of SIMAIR is outdated regarding the interaction and visual apperance, as a result it is in need of a user adaption. No user study has been perform earlier and for that reason SMHI needs an increased knowledge about the users. The objectives of this thesis are therefore to perform a user study, develop a more user-friendly design and implementan interactive prototype of the new design solution.
By using the design method Goal-Directed Design, a design target of the wide spread user group was found and personas of the user archetypes were developed. By narrowing down the target audience, the new design was more well defined and the chances to create a product that satisfied the users' needs increased.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, UMNAD, 901
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-54479DiVA: diva2:523991
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering