Mobile Usability


Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133122174

Category: Computers

Page: 216

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How do we create a satisfactory user experience when limited to a small device? This new guide focuses on usability for mobile devices, primarily smartphones and touchphones, and covers such topics as developing a mobile strategy, designing for small screens, writing for mobile, usability comparisons, and looking toward the future. The book includes 228-full color illustrations to demonstrate the points. Based on expert reviews and international studies with participants ranging from students to early technology adopters and business people using websites on a variety of mobile devices, this guide offers a complete look at the landscape for a mobile world. Author Jakob Nielsen is considered one of the world's leading experts on Web usability. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Prioritizing Web Usability and the groundbreaking Designing Web Usability, which has sold more than 250,000 copies and has been translated in 22 languages.

Mobile Computer Usability

An Organizational Personality Perspective


Author: Gamel O. Wiredu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364241074X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 4403

This book explains how mobile computer usability is shaped by the increasing integration of personal circumstances in organization. It represents an attempt to conceptualize an alternative model of mobile computer usability. It is motivated by the author’s conviction that we do not yet have an adequate understanding of this concept because we have not taken seriously the transformation of human personality by the co-evolution of organization and ICTs. The author argues that the transformation has resulted in a human personality whose personal and organizational activities are characterized by strong continuities between them. This characterization reflects a new kind of personality of the worker, and is a critical determinant of mobile computer usability. The word ‘organizational’ is used to describe this kind of personality – hence an alternative organizational personality perspective on mobile computer usability. This perspective suggests that a mobile computer is more usable to a person than another one because of its satisfaction of both his personal and organizational motives, which are in turn shaped by the co-evolution of organization, technology and personality.

Mobile Usability: How Nokia Changed the Face of the Mobile Phone


Author: Christian Lindholm,Turkka Keinonen,Harri Kiljander

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071429107

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 301

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When it comes to delivering product design innovations to mobile device users, Nokia is the yardstick by which all others are judged. Now the process and working methods that have enabled Nokia to revolutionize usability are fully explained for the first time in this beautiful, four-color book. Written with insight by two veterans of Nokia's design triumphs (co-author Christian Lindholm was featured in the August 2002 issue of Business 2.0 magazine)this one-of-a-kind reference vividly delivers: * The complete design process, from concept creation to product testing * The future of small interfaces * Usability engineering in practice in the mobile environment * The elements of a Nokia User Interface * First person accounts of the product development cycle Learn the processes that helped Nokia develop the world's most desirable handheld

Design, User Experience, and Usability: Web, Mobile, and Product Design

Second International Conference, DUXU 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings


Author: Aaron Marcus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642392539

Category: Computers

Page: 758

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The four-volume set LNCS 8012, 8013, 8014 and 8015 constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2013, held as part of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, USA in July 2013, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 282 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this four-volume set. The 83 papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: DUXU in business and the enterprise, designing for the Web experience; product design; information and knowledge design and visualisation; and mobile applications and services.

Mobile Commerce: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications


Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522526005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1555

View: 2589

In the era of digital technology, business transactions and partnerships across borders have become easier than ever. As part of this shift in the corporate sphere, managers, executives, and strategists across industries must acclimate themselves with the challenges and opportunities for conducting business. Mobile Commerce: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive source of advanced academic examinations on the latest innovations and technologies for businesses. Including innovative studies on marketing, mobile commerce security, and wireless handheld devices, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for researchers, scholars, business executives, professionals, and graduate-level students.

Mobile Design and Development

Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps


Author: Brian Fling

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379247

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 5183

Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax. If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology. Mobile Design and Development will help you: Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context Learn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web apps Work with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designs Use and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the future Learn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget

Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications

Social, Political, and Economic Implications


Author: Xu, Xiaoge

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466661674

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

View: 3587

As mobile technology becomes much more prominent in the world, its effect on the social, political, and economic realms cannot be ignored. Interdisciplinary approaches towards re-examining the prevalence of communication technologies are essential for industry professionals’ development. Interdisciplinary Mobile Media and Communications: Social, Political, and Economic Implications sheds light on emerging disciplines in multimedia technologies and discusses the changes, chances, and challenges in the mobile world. Areas such as mobile governance, mobile healthcare, and mobile identity are examined, along with their social, political, and economic implications. Serving as a reconnection between academia and industry, this book will be useful for students, professors, researchers, and policy-makers of mobile media and communications.

Mobile Learning

A Handbook for Educators and Trainers


Author: John Traxler,Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247567

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 3586

Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects from around the world, this book considers: the fundamentals of mobile technologies and devices the educational foundations of modern networked learning the issues that underpin mobile learning and make it accessible for all users the challenges of making mobile learning a substantial and sustainable component in colleges, universities and corporations implications and issues for the future. Mobile Learning provides useful, authoritative and comprehensive guidance for professionals in higher and further education and trainers in the business sector who want to find out about the opportunities offered by new technologies to deliver, support and enhance teaching, learning and training.

Multimodality in Mobile Computing and Mobile Devices: Methods for Adaptable Usability

Methods for Adaptable Usability


Author: Kurkovsky, Stan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669792

Category: Computers

Page: 406

View: 368

"This book offers a variety of perspectives on multimodal user interface design, describes a variety of novel multimodal applications and provides several experience reports with experimental and industry-adopted mobile multimodal applications"--Provided by publisher.

Usability Design for Location Based Mobile Services in Wireless Metropolitan Networks


Author: Etienne Samii


ISBN: 3836606631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 2188

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: The market of mobile technologies is growing at an enormous rate worldwide. With the latest developments in technology, new services are being invented which were not even possible some years ago. As new devices, applications and services emerge, also the number of mobile users is increasing in a rapid manner. Mobile broadband networks like UMTS, EDGE or Wireless LAN make it possible to reach a large group of users who gain access with their personal mobile devices, equipped with multimedia and data capabilities. Due to this development, new interesting possibilities arise for many areas. One of these areas is the tourism sector, which is being referred to in this thesis. The so-called m-tourism (mobile tourism) is an emerging field with an enormous marketing potential, as described in Chapter 2. Recent hardware inventions and developments are greatly pushing the market share. Companies are offering tailored products filling the needs of their customers. Personalization of services becomes a popular trend in this sector. But what do users think about such a mobile tourism service? Do they feel the service has added benefits, compared to traditional media and Web-based services? Are those products really user friendly? What would be the crucial applications and qualities that make the big difference ? A range of usability issues concerning mobile services is being discussed in the science community; are there already viable, good solutions? With the recent hype of so-called location based services, the consumer keeps calling for more usable products, featuring more intuitive interfaces. Others may fear being overwhelmed with features. Especially for the senior users, a relatively big target group for most mobile applications, these products often remain a mystery. Usability has been and should always remain a key element for quality software and successful applications. In this thesis, several applications are described, some of their user interfaces are analyzed and major flaws discovered. Furthermore, a corresponding prototype user interface is introduced with a specific analysis of each development step, taken from the book The Usability Engineering Lifecycle by Deborah J. Mayhew. Once prototypical realisations are available, users can validate the implemented approaches and evaluate concepts and realization details from their point of view. Such first user experiences are a valuable guidance for further [...]