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Online user tracking and usability tools - a mapping study
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Tracking user activities online can be done in order to improve systems usability, understand

user behaviour or to increase monetary prot, to mention a few things. The

software tools for this purpose can vary, for example in terms of usability of the tool

itself, features, security, price, accessibility and support options. In this study I have developed

a methodology to evaluate a selection of modern tools and map them depending

on various properties. I have also analysed learning theories to gain an understanding of

how they impact on the educational challenges in how to use these tools. This is all done

within the context of public procurement. I conclude that learning theories can be used

to further understand the complexity of designing educational material for this type

of tools. Findings also show that tools designed for usability studies do not all follow

usability design guidelines, both in design of the tool itself and the design of educational

material. This study shows an approach to how to map the selected tools based on their

main area of use, and how to expand the mapping in the future.

Abstract [no]

Sparning av anvandares aktiviteter pa internet gors av manga skal. De mjukvaruverktyg

som anvands for dessa andamal varierar i termer av anvandbarhet, funktioner, sakerhet,

pris, tillganglighet och support. I denna studie har jag utvecklat en metodik for att

utvardera ett urval av dessa verktyg och kartlagga dem beroende pa olika egenskaper.

Jag har ocksa analyserat larandeteorier for att fa forstaelse for hur de paverkar de

pedagogiska utmaningarna i att lara sig anvanda dessa verktyg. Allt detta gors inom

ramen for oentlig upphandling. Jag drar slutsatsen att larandeteorier kan anvandas for

att ytterligare forsta komplexiteten i att utforma utbildningsmaterial for dessa typer av

verktyg. Resultaten visar ocksa att verktyg avsedda for anvandbarhetsstudier inte alla

foljer riktlinjerna for anvandbarhetsutformning, bade i design av sjalva verktyget och i

utformningen av laromedel. Denna studie visar en strategi for hur man ska kartlagga de

valda verktygen utifran deras huvudsakliga anvandningsomrade, och hur man kan utoka

kartlaggningen i framtiden.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154991OAI: diva2:759122
Subject / course
Technology and Learning
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
Available from: 2014-11-05 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-05Bibliographically approved

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