Introducing usability heuristics for mobile map applications
Kuparinen , L., Silvennoinen, J., & Isomäki, H. (2013). Introducing usability heuristics for mobile map applications. In M. Buchroithner, N. Prechtel, D. Burghardt, K. Pippig, & B. Schröter (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference, August 25–30, 2013, Dresden, Germany. International Cartographic Association. Retrieved from http://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2013/ICC2013_Proceedings.pdf
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In this paper, a set of heuristics for evaluating the usability of mobile map applications is introduced. We developed the heuristics by exploring the present generic heuristics and then forming new theory-based heuristics. Usability specialists tested the heuristics by evaluating the usability of a mobile map application with both generic and domain-specific heuristics. As a result, more usability problems were found with the proposed domain-specific heuristics. In addition, based on the evaluators’ views the initial domain-specific heuristics were further developed. We conclude by proposing domain-specific usability heuristics for evaluating the mobile map applications.
PublisherInternational Cartographic Association
Parent publication ISBN978-1-907075-06-3
Is part of publicationProceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference, August 25 30, 2013, Dresden, Germany, ISBN 978-1-907075-06-3