Usability in Malaysia

  • Alvin W. Yeo
  • Po-Chan Chiu
  • Tek-Yong Lim
  • Ping-Ping Tan
  • Terrin Lim
  • Idyawati Hussein
Part of the Human-Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)


Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and comprises 13 states and three federal territories. Malaysia has a population of about 28.3 million people (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2009). According to the Department of Statistics, Malaysia, for the year 2009, Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income per capita are USD 42.9 billion and USD 7,400 respectively. The latest unemployment rate is 3.6% (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2009).


Augmented Reality Human Computer Interaction Software Testing Mass Customisation Mobile Learning 
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The authors are indebted to Dr. Halimahtun Mohd. Khalid for her invaluable comments and recommendations. The authors would also like to record their appreciation to Malaysian Software Testing Board, SIRIM Berhad, and Wan Norizan (UiTM Shah Alam) as well as to all the respondents who participated in the survey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alvin W. Yeo
    • 1
  • Po-Chan Chiu
  • Tek-Yong Lim
  • Ping-Ping Tan
  • Terrin Lim
  • Idyawati Hussein
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyUniversiti Malaysia SarawakKota SamarahanMalaysia

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