Exploratory inspection - A learning model for improving open source software usability

Luyin Zhao, Fadi P. Deek

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16 Scopus citations

Abstract

We contend that overcoming the lack of usability expertise within the open source software community will further its competitiveness. Motivated by the unique user-driven model, we propose an exploratory learning method for assisting non-expert users in contributing to open source usability inspection. This method emphasizes providing usability knowledge during usability inspection and explores the impact of the "fading-out/phasing-in" method on the inspection effectiveness. The results of a pilot study we conducted through a Web-based inspection system are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI'06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA'06
Pages1589-1594
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Apr 22 2006Apr 27 2006

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

OtherConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2006
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period4/22/064/27/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

Keywords

  • Exploratory learning
  • Open source
  • Usability inspection

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