iPhone Usability as Perceived by Novice Users

Evanthia Faliagka, Maria Rigou, Spiros Sirmakessis

Abstract

Gestural devices have introduced new challenges to the field of user interaction. iPhone, despite the high intuitiveness of its gestural interface, raises a number of minor and major usability issues that due to its widespread usage affect a large user population. This study examines the usability of five preinstalled iPhone applications (Contacts, Clock, Camera, Calendar and Safari) by conducting testing sessions with users that have no (or limited) prior experience with iPhone, iPad and iPod and can thus be considered novices. The results of the usability assessment confirm the list of potential usability issues documented in related sources and stress the crucial importance of gestural interaction devices conforming to established fundamental principles of usable interaction design.

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in Harvard Style

Faliagka E., Rigou M. and Sirmakessis S. (2012). iPhone Usability as Perceived by Novice Users . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-12-9, pages 112-115. DOI: 10.5220/0003992901120115


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis12,
author={Evanthia Faliagka and Maria Rigou and Spiros Sirmakessis},
title={iPhone Usability as Perceived by Novice Users},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2012},
pages={112-115},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003992901120115},
isbn={978-989-8565-12-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - iPhone Usability as Perceived by Novice Users
SN - 978-989-8565-12-9
AU - Faliagka E.
AU - Rigou M.
AU - Sirmakessis S.
PY - 2012
SP - 112
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0003992901120115