Observatorio de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico


  • ADVANCES IN INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS AND COMPUTING///(VOLUME 972 SPRINGER)

    Volumen: 972, Numero: 1, Páginas: [12]p.

    COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF USABILITY OF THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES? WEB SITES OF RIOBAMBA CITY IN ECUADOR

    Abstract

    This paper presents the usability study of the two public universities? web sites of Riobamba, UNACH, www.unach.edu.ec, and ESPOCH, www.espoch.edu.ec. The usability study is developed following the international standards ISO 9241 and the ISO 14598-1 [ISO98a]. The usability tests were applied to a selected and extended sample of Ecuadorian students and experts to determine their grade of effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction while using the universities? websites while interacting with institutional registration and educational tasks: 1. Login in Virtual Education, 2. Login to Sports, Recreation and Physical Education Center, 3. Download the University ByLaws, 4. Use of Search Tool, 5. Free Web Surfing. The heuristic evaluation was developed to students between ages 18 and 22 years old. Finally, based on the comparative analysis, results and conclusions some suggestions of human centered design for university web sites are proposed using the design thinking process from Stanford University.


    Keywords


    Usability, Web, User experience, Accessibility, Evaluation, Design Thinking, Interface Design, Interactive Communication, Visual Culture, Educommunications


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