Journal of Computer Science

Evaluating Web Usability from the User's Perspective

Hema Banati, Punam Bedi and P.S. Grover

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.314.317

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 4

Pages 314-317

Abstract

The presence of multiple websites offering similar services has changed the user outlook. The user now prefers to visit those sites, which are easy to use. Many different methods have been proposed to measure usability of a website. The quantitative methods focus on the performance measurement of the website whereas the qualitative methods estimate the user's opinion of a website. However none of these specify measurement of the human emotions; the emotional experiences of the user during the website visit. This emotional aspect plays a strong guiding force in the way a user uses the website. In this paper we propose a distinct measure, which combines the qualitative, quantitative factors referred in the literature with rarely mentioned factors such as trust and feature state. The measure thus obtained determines the usability of a website from the user view point .It can be employed to compare usability of different websites

Copyright

© 2006 Hema Banati, Punam Bedi and P.S. Grover. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.