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2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (2012)
Lisbon, TBD, Portugal Portugal
Sept. 3, 2012 to Sept. 6, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2345-1
pp: 323-326
ABSTRACT
Mashups are new-generation of Web applications aimed at reutilizing contents and services provided by third-party components. In Web applications, usability is considered one of the most important quality factors. However, usability evaluation of mashups is usually relied upon their individual components. Therefore, there is a need for specific approaches in order to evaluate the usability of mashups by considering their specific characteristics. This paper proposes a Usability Model for Mashups that can be used for evaluating the usability of mashups applications. This Usability Model decomposes the usability sub-characteristic from the ISO/IEC 25010 standard into other sub-characteristics and attributes. Finally, metrics are associated to these attributes to quantify and detect usability problems. In order to illustrate the feasibility of the approach, we present the evaluation of a mashup application using this usability model.
INDEX TERMS
SQuaRE, Mashups, Usability Evaluation, Usability Model, Metrics
CITATION
Emilio Insfran, Priscila Cedillo, Adrian Fernandez, Silvia Abrahao, Maristella Matera, "Evaluating the Usability of Mashups Applications", 2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, vol. 00, no. , pp. 323-326, 2012, doi:10.1109/QUATIC.2012.28
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