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Assessments of User Centered Design Framework for M-learning Application Development

  • Amir DirinEmail author
  • Marko Nieminen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9192)

Abstract

This paper presents the evaluation criteria and process of the User Centered Design (UCD) framework for m-learning application development. Based on the proposed UCD framework we have designed and developed five mobile learning applications for various sectors. The main aim of this paper is to argue how the UCD framework as development methodology has been successful in developing robust mobile learning applications. The UCD framework for m-learning application assessments criteria is based on three evaluation processes. 1. The acceptance of the application by target group (usability assessments) 2. The user experience assessment of the target m-learning application based on education components. 3. Qualitative research e.g. semi-structured interview with developers, designers and the owner of the application. The analysis of these assessments demonstrates varies aspect of the proposed UCD framework functionalities and performance.

Keywords

User Centered Design Usability assessments Mobile learning application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business Information Technology (BIT)Haaga-helia University of Applied ScienceHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Sorbit ITAalto UniversityEspooFinland

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