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Start With an Hour a Week: Enhancing Usability at Wayne State University Libraries

Maria Nuccilli, Elliot Polak, Alex Binno
2018 Weave: Journal of Library User Experience  
running hour-long "guerrilla" usability tests each week for two semesters.  ...  The team found immediate successes with this simple, cost-effective method of usability testing, leading to similar redesign projects for other online resources.  ...  Instead of using remote and large-scale testing options, we chose a lean, iterative approach, and committed to two semesters of brief, weekly "guerrilla" usability sessions with student users.  ... 
doi:10.3998/weave.12535642.0001.803 fatcat:s63ykwnyqvc67esac4vcw22nsu


2019 IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet  
another study, for the implementation of the student dashboard, was conducted on 35 students using a system usability scale (SUS) test.  ...  A usability and feedback survey for students and instructors was conducted getting inputs of their experience while using the IDE.  ...  For each run the student made on that problem, the teacher can view the actual code of that run, the errors in that run, and the test cases status (see Figure 11 ).  ... 
doi:10.33965/ijwi_2019171107 fatcat:oqin3rae4rgc7kg3favfnugtc4

Experimentally Assessing the Usability of Parallel Programming Systems [chapter]

Duane Szafron, Jonathan Schaeffer
1994 Programming Environments for Massively Parallel Distributed Systems  
This paper discusses an experiment to compare the usability of two parallel programming systems (PPS).  ...  In this experiment, half of the students in a graduate parallel and distributed computing course solved a problem using the Enterprise PPS while the other half solved the same problem using a PVM-like  ...  Number of times the students tested their parallel program by running it. Figure 1 : 1 Experimental Results The experiment is described in more detail in [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-0348-8534-8_19 fatcat:ho5452ze3zhg7bszewbwbsfeyy

Bringing in the Experts: Library Research Guide Usability Testing in a Computer Science Class

Laura Cobus-Kuo, Ron Gilmour, Paul Dickson
2013 Evidence Based Library and Information Practice  
Methods – We performed usability tests of particular library research guides in order to determine how to improve them.  ...  Students in a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) class (n=20) participated in the studies both as subjects of the tests and as evaluators of the results.  ...  We hope that the students at Ithaca College will benefit from the newly designed subject guides. We will continue to test the implemented changes with students to ensure the guides' usefulness.  ... 
doi:10.18438/b8gp5w fatcat:qfldbl5gwjelvpbasstcu3cjg4

Page 317 of Behavior Research Methods Vol. 37, Issue 2 [page]

2005 Behavior Research Methods  
Usability Testing The central goal of formal usability testing is the de¬ termination of the primary areas of difficulty in the cur¬ rent approach to experiment generation and to assess the overall level  ...  Also, usability testing can identify bugs and other design flaws, so they can be corrected.  ... 

Enhancing usability using Near Field Communication for mobile application

Endar Wihidayat, Ovide D.W. Ardi, S. Ma'mun, H. Tamura, M.R.A. Purnomo
2018 MATEC Web of Conferences  
To understand the usability of each method, we do user testing and questioners on students.  ...  We developed an application called Receptionist which has a primary function as a communication tool between students, teachers and parents at a middle school.  ...  task on first trial Video record of testing process Table 4 . 4 Questioners for usability testing No Question 1 The application is running fast 2 No found error during operation 3 No  ... 
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201815403013 fatcat:2ocq7qnyznatdjrbjrrvqr4mne

Development Of Web-Based Information System As A Media For Distribution Of Information On Vocational School Production Units To The Community

Perdana Novebrianto Kristi
2021 Jurnal Mandiri IT  
The production unit in SMK is a means of learning and entrepreneurship for students.  ...  1) a web-based SMK production unit information system to help disseminate information on SMK production units to the wider community. the system has met the ISO/IEC 25010 software quality standard on usability  ...  Data collection using a questionnaire is used in testing usability and functional suitability.  ... 
doi:10.35335/mandiri.v9i2.113 fatcat:tf4kj64jibchvgrmydvzc3jcbm

The Story/Test/Story Method: A Combined Approach to Usability Testing and Contextual Inquiry

Guiseppe Getto
2020 Computers and Composition  
when compared to both usability testing and contextual inquiry as standalone methods.  ...  The Story/Test/Story Method is a new method that represents a combined approach to usability testing and contextual inquiry that can be used in the classroom and beyond.  ...  I have also found it useful to use a buddy system: pairing individual students with partners who have similar users types can make running usability tests less scary.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compcom.2020.102548 fatcat:6ijrcsovrfgh5eojpzopeschgq

Reference service redesign: Does incorporating student employee feedback increase feelings of empowerment?

Nicole Trujillo, Rosanna Backen
2018 Journal of Access Services  
The study found that while student feedback improved training and service ability, it did not increase student feelings of empowerment.  ...  Student employees fulfill an essential role at all academic libraries, but budget and staffing cuts have made student work even more imperative at small, public institutions.  ...  To better understand the results we re-examined the usability tests and dyadic interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15367967.2018.1506703 fatcat:mz52mmihhfd4db6ph4xrtua3jy

ISO/IEC 9126 Quality Model for Evaluation of Student Academic Portal

Edy Budiman, Masna Wati, Joan Angelina Widians, Novianti Puspitasari, Muhammad Firdaus, Faza Alameka
2018 Proceeding of the Electrical Engineering Computer Science and Informatics  
Student portal test results can run without an error.  ...  Recommendation and grade of yslow results Fig. 5 . 5 Response-time load requests webpage of academic student portal TABLE I I . 10 USABILITY HEURISTICS VARIABLE Usability Heuristics Variable  ... 
doi:10.11591/eecsi.v5i5.1670 fatcat:qapemmtku5buxpk5zlfoxu36mq

An Examination of Usability of a Virtual Environment for Students Enrolled in a College of Agriculture

Theresa Pesl Murphrey, Tracy A. Rutherford, David L. Doerfert, Leslie D. Edgar, Don W. Edgar
2014 Journal of Agricultural Education  
Understanding a virtual environment's usability can enhance educational planning and effective use. Usability includes the interaction quality between an individual and the item being assessed.  ...  The framework allowed the identification of constructs that further defined usability related to assessing a virtual environment.  ...  "Test Participants", para. 3) and suggested that assessing perceptions of usability could be accomplished with smaller numbers of participants (i.e., 5-10) unless the goal is to run statistical tests.  ... 
doi:10.5032/jae.2014.04038 fatcat:zk5iyfomjvbidn3w4grxvl4di4

Evaluation of Fiji National University Campus Information Systems [article]

Bimal Aklesh Kumar
2011 arXiv   pre-print
User interface evaluation was carried out to assess user interface on a set of usability principles, usability evaluation to see the ease at which users can use the system and finally performance evaluation  ...  The newly designed system allows the students, academic and administration staff of the university to handle their day to day affairs with the university online.  ...  Execute the test -run and monitor your tests.  ... 
arXiv:1106.3369v1 fatcat:exhfrlgqfjhytkw6asmt526i5q

livE (onLine – java Exercise) java programming language learning system for lab and online test

Mamluatul Hani'ah, Politeknik Negeri Malang, Yogi Kurniawan, Imam Fahrur Rozi, Universitas Brawijaya, Politeknik Negeri Malang
2021 Matrix: Jurnal Manajemen Teknologi dan Informatika  
The result from the test that has been carried out shows that livE is running as expected. Usability testing shows that users are "totally agree" with system quality.  ...  If lecturers want to make corrections, lecturers do not need to download student answer files. They can directly run the program code from student answers in the livE system.  ...  The fifth stage is system testing. The system is tested using functional testing and usability testing. Functional testing aims to test system features, whether these features are running well.  ... 
doi:10.31940/matrix.v11i1.2335 fatcat:udafudo2yjdmjljrdfv4t4xpba

An Evaluation of a Mobile Game Concept for Lectures

Alf Inge Wang, Terje Øfsdahl, Ole Kristian Mørch-Storstein
2008 2008 21st Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training  
The main game runs on the teacher's portable PC projected on a large screen, whereas the students will interact with the game using their own mobile phones.  ...  Games like Lecture Quiz are most useful for testing and rehearsing theory. As a bonus, the teacher will get quantitative data on how much of the theory the students actually have learned.  ...  The students' clients run on Windows Mobile PDAs and the teacher is also running his/her client on a PDA.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cseet.2008.15 dblp:conf/csee/WangOM08 fatcat:zvdd2lgdu5ftjim3cygoc4alf4

Conducting preliminary steps to usability testing: investigating the website of Uludağ University

Erhan Şengel, Semiral Öncü
2010 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The study provides important directions for how the upcoming usability testing should be conducted, which would potentially yield refinements to the current website.  ...  This study is a pilot study providing preliminary findings for an impending study aiming to investigate the usability of the Website of Uluda University.  ...  Method Methods of usability testing can be categorized into model/metrics based, inquiry, inspection and testing.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.122 fatcat:r6k2liotobd55j72ofzk2mpyou
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