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Usability and human computer interaction in developing websites: An Australian perspective

Issa, T. and Turk, A. (2010) Usability and human computer interaction in developing websites: An Australian perspective. In: IADIS International Conference Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2010 (part of MCCSIS 2010), 26 - 30 July, Freiburg, Germany pp. 27-34.

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This paper discusses the barriers to, and potential impacts of, adopting usability and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) principles in developing websites for marketing purposes. The poor usability of many websites wastes users' time, and increases their frustration. This paper will discuss how usability and HCI aspects were included in a new methodology for developing websites for marketing, to reduce user frustration and to improve the website capabilities. This new methodology was developed after intensive study of methodologies from different disciplines, parts of which were combined in an integrated approach. The new methodology was assessed by two research phases: interview and questionnaire. This paper includes only two aspects of the full research process: an overview of the research methodology; and discussion the results from the interviews and questionnaire, focusing on usability and HCI aspects.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: International Association for Development of the Information Society
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