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Pages: 5812-5820
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

IMPROVING AN EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATION THROUGH USABILITY EVALUATION

W. Coutinho1, E. Couto1, C. Biase2, P. Silva Fernandes3, B. Bonifacio2

1SIDIA - Samsung Instituto de Desenvolvimento Informática da Amazônia (BRAZIL)
2ICET - UFAM (Federal University of Amazonas) (BRAZIL)
3Federal University of Amazonas (BRAZIL)
In the last few years, the increasing number of mobile devices and mobile application has facilitated information access and created new forms of interaction by users. This scenario has motivated the creation and distribution of mobile applications in large scale. Education mobile applications represent powerful tools to improve education quality and satisfaction by students. They also allow teachers to better assess students’ progress and manage activities, exercises and grades. However, usability issues still are prevalent and may impact on students learning. For this reason, software industry has incorporated user-centered procedures on the development process, such as usability evaluations and user-centered design. Education Hub is an education mobile application that aims not only to assist on students learning but also to connect students, teachers and individuals involved in education environment. This paper reports a practical case study of usability inspection of Education Hub. The result of this study was important to identify usability issues and improve the mobile application user interface design and learnability aspects.
@InProceedings{COUTINHO2015IMP,
author = {Coutinho, W. and Couto, E. and Biase, C. and Silva Fernandes, P. and Bonifacio, B.},
title = {IMPROVING AN EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATION THROUGH USABILITY EVALUATION},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {5812-5820}}
TY - CONF
AU - W. Coutinho AU - E. Couto AU - C. Biase AU - P. Silva Fernandes AU - B. Bonifacio
TI - IMPROVING AN EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATION THROUGH USABILITY EVALUATION
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2015
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
SP - 5812
EP - 5820
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W. Coutinho, E. Couto, C. Biase, P. Silva Fernandes, B. Bonifacio (2015) IMPROVING AN EDUCATIONAL MOBILE APPLICATION THROUGH USABILITY EVALUATION, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 5812-5820.
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