INTERFACE USABILITY OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR MOBILE GIS

Haifa Elsidani Elariss, Souheil Khaddaj

Abstract

In recent years, many non-expert mobile applications have been deployed to query Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in particular Proximity Analysis that are concerned with the user who asks questions related to his current position by using a mobile phone. Thus, the new Iconic Visual Query Language (IVQL) has been developed and evaluated using a tourist application based on the map of Paris. The evaluation has been carried out to test the various usability aspects such as the expressive power of the language, the query formulation, and the user interface (GUI). The evaluation of the user interface that is hereby presented has been implemented through the user satisfaction of two subject groups, programmers and non-programmers. The results show that subjects found that the IVQL GUI has an excellent software, a good organization if icons, and is satisfying, with no significant difference between the two groups. The subjects also reported that they found the learning to operate the system easy, exploring new features easy, remembering the use of the icons easy, and performing tasks straightforward.

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Elsidani Elariss H. and Khaddaj S. (2010). INTERFACE USABILITY OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR MOBILE GIS . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-04-1, pages 339-342. DOI: 10.5220/0002763903390342


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis10,
author={Haifa Elsidani Elariss and Souheil Khaddaj},
title={INTERFACE USABILITY OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR MOBILE GIS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={339-342},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002763903390342},
isbn={978-989-8425-04-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - INTERFACE USABILITY OF A VISUAL QUERY LANGUAGE FOR MOBILE GIS
SN - 978-989-8425-04-1
AU - Elsidani Elariss H.
AU - Khaddaj S.
PY - 2010
SP - 339
EP - 342
DO - 10.5220/0002763903390342