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Empirical validation of a usability inspection method for model-driven Web development

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dc.contributor.author Fernández Martínez, Adrián es_ES
dc.contributor.author Abrahao Gonzales, Silvia Mara es_ES
dc.contributor.author Insfrán Pelozo, César Emilio es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-14T07:07:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.issn 0164-1212
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/37460
dc.description.abstract Web applications should be usable in order to be accepted by users and to improve their success probability. Despite the fact that this requirement has promoted the emergence of several usability evaluation methods, there is a need for empirically validated methods that provide evidence about their effectiveness and that can be properly integrated into early stages of Web development processes. Model-driven Web development processes have grown in popularity over the last few years, and offer a suitable context in which to perform early usability evaluations due to their intrinsic traceability mechanisms. These issues have motivated us to propose a Web Usability Evaluation Process (WUEP) which can be integrated into model-driven Web development processes. This paper presents a family of experiments that we have carried out to empirically validate WUEP. The family of experiments was carried out by 64 participants, including PhD and Master¿s computer science students. The objective of the experiments was to evaluate the participants¿ effectiveness, efficiency, perceived ease of use and perceived satisfaction when using WUEP in comparison to an industrial widely used inspection method: Heuristic Evaluation (HE). The statistical analysis and meta-analysis of the data obtained separately from each experiment indicated that WUEP is more effective and efficient than HE in the detection of usability problems. The evaluators were also more satisfied when applying WUEP, and found it easier to use than HE. Although further experiments must be carried out to strengthen these results, WUEP has proved to be a promising usability inspection method for Web applications which have been developed by using model-driven development processes. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank all the participants in the experiments, along with the usability experts that supported certain tasks of the evaluation design stage, and of which the control group was composed. This research work is funded by the MULTIPLE project (TIN2009-13838) and the FPU program (AP2007-03731) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. en_EN
dc.format.extent 26 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Systems and Software es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Usability inspection es_ES
dc.subject Web applications es_ES
dc.subject Model-driven development es_ES
dc.subject Family of experiments es_ES
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS DE LA COMPUTACION E INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL es_ES
dc.subject.classification LENGUAJES Y SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS es_ES
dc.title Empirical validation of a usability inspection method for model-driven Web development es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jss.2012.07.043
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//TIN2009-13838/ES/Multimodeling Approach For Quality-Aware Software Product Lines/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MEC//AP2007-03731/ES/AP2007-03731/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación - Departament de Sistemes Informàtics i Computació es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Fernández Martínez, A.; Abrahao Gonzales, SM.; Insfrán Pelozo, CE. (2013). Empirical validation of a usability inspection method for model-driven Web development. Journal of Systems and Software. 86(1):161-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2012.07.043 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2012.07.043 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 161 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 186 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 86 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 232600
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación es_ES


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