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Supporting Universal Usability of Mobile Software: Touchscreen Usability Meta-test

  • Vlado Glavinic
  • Sandi Ljubic
  • Mihael Kukec
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)

Abstract

Present day mobile applications are becoming increasingly pervasive and complex, involving sophisticated user interfaces and touchscreen-based interaction designs. Their overall acceptance is highly dependent on usability, hence there exists a strong need to make related usability issues an integral part of the mobile software development. In this paper we propose a touchscreen meta-testing model, a set of individual test cases which represents what we believe to be the basic aspects of usability, common to all touchscreen applications. The main goal of the meta-test is to provide relevant feedback on elementary mobile touchscreen interaction, and to use obtained results as important parameters and usability guidelines within the mobile software development process. Along with universal usability support for touchscreen mobile applications in general, this experimental framework can provide some additional benefits, related to different possible ways of both applying meta-test model and using its final outcomes.

Keywords

universal usability mobile software touchscreen interaction usability testing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vlado Glavinic
    • 1
  • Sandi Ljubic
    • 2
  • Mihael Kukec
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and ComputingUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  3. 3.Polytechnic of VarazdinVarazdinCroatia

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