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Tablet application GUI usability checklist: Creation of a user interface usability checklist for tablet applications
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
GUI-användbarhets-checklista för applikationer på surfplattor : Användbarhetschecklista för utvärdering av surfplatts-applikationsgränsnitt (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the world has seen a changing trend in computing power thanks to advancements in technology. One peculiar platform in the field of usability is the tablet. Due to its recent introduction, it has had a relatively short life span with few established methodologies. The tablet is gaining market share at a tremendous speed and thus there has been a big demand of the appropriate evaluation methods. This comprehensive study intention is to; through a literature survey and transformation of collected material identify what usability requisites there are when developing a user interface for a tablet application. Existing user interface guidelines from various companies involving the development of tablet software are examined and paired up with usability principles in the creation of the usability checklist. The usability checklist practical effectiveness is tested on various tablet applications and the results are compared to the results of a usability user test  valuation. The majority of the usability problems found by the user test evaluation are codiscovered, in addition, there were a greater number of undiscovered usability problems that was identified with the checklist evaluation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
usability, checklist, tablet
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Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19168OAI: diva2:629028
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-15 Last updated: 2014-01-31Bibliographically approved

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