Supporting Usability Studies in Uganda: A case study contributing to the planning phase of usability facilities
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Att främja användbarhetsstudier i Uganda : Bidrag till planeringen av ett resurscenter för användbarhetsstudier (Swedish)
Usability studies are conducted as a part of the usability engineering process, ensuring the usability of a developing product. Such usability studies can be conducted in a usability laboratory, or at the anticipated context of use. At the School of Computing & Informatics Technology (CIT) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, plans for usability facilities are being evolved.This study maps what facilities are beneficial for CIT at Makerere University to adapt in order to fulfil the potential stakeholders’ needs, as well as enabling the stakeholders to conduct wanted usability studies. Furthermore, the study presents various usability engineering methods, to be compared with the needs of the stakeholders.26 potential stakeholders of the usability facilities answered two different surveys. The result shows that the stakeholders’ conceptions about usability studies in some cases are misconceptions, why educational activities about usability and usability studies should be planned alongside the development of the facilities. Further the study shows that the facilities must support usability studies conducted in field as well as studies conducted in a controlled laboratory environment. Moreover, the facilities need to provide facilities for testing mobile services, web applications, user interfaces, and provide for stress and load testing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 77 p.
usability engineering, usability studies, user involvement, usability facilities, laboratories, in-field studies, controlled laboratory environment
användbarhet, användbarhetsstudier, använbarhetslaboratorie
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14007Local ID: INF C-43OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-14007DiVA: diva2:537710
Subject / course
Pettersson, John Sören, professor
Gustas, Remigijus, professor