Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2014

Abstract

The original conceptualization of usability was ease of use, this was later expanded into a multi-dimensional construct in ISO standards and usability literature. Such an expansion is seen as an improvement, since cross-study comparison or benchmarking cannot objectively be done without a common set of usability components being defined. The current issue lies in how these components are operationalized, measured and validated. Although ISO standards ties usability to contextual situations, recent research has started to also recognize psychographic and demographic variations within the same context. The purpose of this study is to review web site usability as it relates to ISO standards (more specifically ISO 9126, ISO 9241 and ISO/IEC 25010) and existing usability studies. Implications for researchers and practitioners are provided.

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© 2014, IGI Global. Original published version available at 10.4018/ijwnbt.2014040101.

Publication Title

International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies

DOI

10.4018/ijwnbt.2014040101

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