Usability Attributes for Mobile Applications: A Systematic Review

  • Ryan AlturkiEmail author
  • Valerie Gay
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


The usability of mobile applications (apps) is an emerging area of research because of the increasing use of mobile devices around the world. App development is challenging because each application has its own purpose, and each individual user has different needs and expectations from the apps. There are various apps available for each purpose, and the success of the application depends on its usefulness. This paper presents a systematic review of some of the most contemporary apps and highlights their usability attributes. It discusses usability models, frameworks and guidelines outlined in previous research for designing apps with enhanced usability characteristics. Based on this research, comprehensive guidelines for mobile apps’ usability can then be provided.


Usability Mobile application Usability attributes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia

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