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Using a contingent heuristic approach for the usability evaluation of web sites A case study of Flash vs. HTML-based web sites. Pilun Piyasirivej DIT Candidate, Murdoch University. Purpose of the research.

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Using a contingent heuristic approach for the usability evaluation of web sitesA case study of Flash vs. HTML-based web sites

Pilun Piyasirivej

DIT Candidate, Murdoch University

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Purpose of the research
Purpose of the research evaluation of web sites

  • Contingent heuristic approach (WUCET) can be effectively used to evaluate the usability of web sites

  • Usability of Flash vs. HTML-based web sites still in question

  • Many web sites contain both Flash and HTML versions

  • High maintenance costs, inconsistencies

  • WUCET generates relevant usability statements for each web site that can be rated by the users

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Structure of the survey
Structure of the survey evaluation of web sites

  • Two groups of participants: (a) Flash (b) HTML

  • Each participant visits six web sites, either all in Flash or all in HTML (randomly assigned)

  • Find information from each web site to answer the questions provided

  • Evaluate the usability of these web sites by rating your agreement with the statements provided

  • For each statement, you can select: strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, and strongly agree

  • Option to provide your comments about the ease of use of these web sites in your own words

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How to complete the survey
How to complete the survey evaluation of web sites

  • Complete the consent form and submit it to Andrew or Diana

  • Submit your name and e-mail at http://www.pilun.com/research/register.htm before 20 March

  • You will receive an e-mail from Pilun before 22 March, otherwise please contact Pilun ([email protected]), Andrew, or Diana

  • Complete the survey before 1 April

  • Complete the assignment and submit it (with completed handout) by 7 April

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Procedures
Procedures evaluation of web sites

  • Click the link provided in the e-mail you received (or copy and paste the URL in your browser)

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Background information
Background information evaluation of web sites

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Procedures for each web site
Procedures for each web site evaluation of web sites

  • First, click the link provided, it will open a web site in a new window (you should maximize it)

  • If and only if you cannot view the web site for any reason, select “no” to the question “Could you view…web site?” then state the reason and continue to the next web site

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Procedures for each web site cont d
Procedures for each web site (cont’d) evaluation of web sites

Start the timer at the top left of the window

Find information on the web site and answer the questions provided in the handout

Stop the timer and write down the time you used on the space provided in the handout

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Procedures for each web site cont d1
Procedures for each web site (cont’d) evaluation of web sites

  • Rate the statements provided in the handout and write comments in your own words in the box at the bottom of the sheet

  • Go back to the online survey and select “yes” to the question “Could you view… web site?” and copy your responses from the handout into the online survey

  • Click “Next” to proceed to the next web site. When you finish all web sites, click the “Submit” button

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References
References evaluation of web sites

Dunstan, R. (2003). Towards a contingent approach to evaluation of WWW site usability: A comparative study. Unpublished honors thesis, Murdoch University, Australia.

Turk, A. (2000). A contingency approach to designing usability evaluation procedures for WWW sites. Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on IT Evaluation, Dublin, Ireland, 41-47. Reading, UK: MCIL.

Turk, A. (2001). Towards contingent usability evaluation of WWW sites. Proceedings of OZCHI 2001, Perth, Australia, 161-167.

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