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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 11, November 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Remote Evaluation Of An Interface Usability Using Asynchronous Auto-Logging Methodology

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Tarus Nicholas Kiprotich, Stephen Kimani, Wilson Cheruiyot



Index Terms: asynchronous, auto-logging, click-stream, dialogue design, Paths, usability, violations



Abstract: The need of developing more usable web applications has motivated the development of a number of techniques, methods and tools to address web usability issues. In recent years many automated remote usability evaluation methods have been employed. Despite the advantages offered by these methods, usability evaluation is still a difficult and a time consuming task partly due to complexity of the tools used and partly due to expertise required. Analysing data obtained from web server logs can reveal usage pattern of users. This gives a highly improved understanding of users’ behaviour. This information can then be utilized in improving a web e application way which usability interfa evaluation of a web application can be approached. State transition network (STN) was preferred in this work. This paper presents a model for automated remote usability evaluation which automatically generates specific usability information of a remote web application.



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[13] First Author Tarus Nicholas Kiprotich is a holder of B.Ed. (Sci) Mathematics and Physics from KU (2005), Ongoing MSc. Computer System Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). Worked at ECK (Electoral commission of Kenya), Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and currently working at Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Nandi North as a teacher of mathematics and physics.

[14] Second Author Dr Stephen Kimani: He holds Certificate in Commercialisation from University of Tasmania, Australia. Received PhD in Computer Engineering DIAG, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. MSc in Advanced Computing (HCI & Multimedia) University of Bristol, UK. BSc First Class Honours (Mathematics & Computer Science) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya Director School of Computing and Information Technology, JKUAT Nairobi, Kenya. His research interest include but not limited to: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) as it relates to areas such as: User Interfaces, Usability, Accessibility, Evaluation, Mobile Computing, and Information Visualization.

[15] Third Author Dr.Cheruiyot W. Kipruto: Received B.sc (Mathematics & Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Kenya; Msc. in Computer Application Technology, Central South University(CSU), P.R.China; PhD in Computer Science &Technology ,Central South University(CSU) Changsha P.R.China. Serving as a Deputy Director (Postgraduate Programmes) and Senior lecturer in the School of Computing & Information Technology at JKUAT, Kenya. His Research interests include but not limited to: Multimedia Data Retrieval, Internet of Things, Evolutionary Computation for Optimization, Digital Image Processing and ICT for Development.