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User-Centered Design of Mobile Application Model for Academic Library Services

  • Wawta TechataweewanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)

Abstract

This research aims to develop a model of mobile application based on user-centered design for academic library services in Thailand. The research sample consists of five hundred undergraduate students selected by two-stage sampling according to the universities and the student levels to define the needs. The other sampling group consists of ten experts for evaluating the model. The data collection was conducted through questionnaires and an evaluation form and was analyzed by descriptive statistics such as arithmetic mean and standard deviation. The results revealed that users’ needs of services were identified in four groups: circulation service (Mean = 3.99), information searching (Mean = 3.97), library facilities (Mean = 3.87), and library public relations (Mean = 3.87). A model was developed from these needs and was then evaluated by the experts. The overall quality is at the highest level (Mean = 4.34) whereby the utility (Mean = 4.53) and propriety (Mean = 4.43) are at the highest level while the feasibility (Mean = 4.20) and accuracy (Mean = 4.20) are at the high level.

Keywords

Mobile application Academic library services User-centered design 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was financially supported by Strategic Wisdom and Research Institute, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Studies Program, Faculty of HumanitiesSrinakharinwirot UniversityBangkokThailand

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