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Researching the effects of culture on usability

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dc.contributor.advisor Kotzè, P. en
dc.contributor.advisor Gelderblom, J.H. en Ford, Gabrielle en 2009-08-25T10:57:04Z 2009-08-25T10:57:04Z 2005-01 2005-01-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Ford, Gabrielle (2005) Researching the effects of culture on usability, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of subjective culture on the usability of computerized systems. The results of the experiment did not provide sufficient evidence to conclude that any of the tested cultural dimensions affected the usability of the product. Analysis of the results indicated that the differences in scores could have been attributable to variables other than those tested and controlled for. This indicated a need to build a more detailed conceptual model of usability before empirical research of this nature can be effectively conducted. Consequently, further work needed to be done to identify the variables that influence usability, and the strategies for controlling for these variables under experimental conditions. Through a literature investigation, the validity of some of the proposed variables was established, and some additional variables were identified. The valid variables were then incorporated into a conceptual model of usability for use in future research endeavors. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, 251 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Human-computer interaction en
dc.subject culture en
dc.subject usability en
dc.subject cultural dimensions en
dc.subject conceptual model en
dc.subject context of use en
dc.subject.ddc 005.019
dc.subject.lcsh Human-computer interaction -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh User interfaces (Computer systems)
dc.subject.lcsh Computer software -- Development
dc.subject.lcsh Communication and culture
dc.title Researching the effects of culture on usability en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Information systems en M. Sc. en

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