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The evaluation of accessibility, usability and user experience

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DatePublished - 2009
Original languageEnglish

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This chapter introduces a range of evaluation methods that assist developers in the creation of interactive electronic products, services and environments (eSystems) that are both easy and pleasant to use for the target audience. The target audience might be the broadest range of people, including people with disabilities and older people or it might be a highly specific audience, such as university students studying biology. The chapter will introduce the concepts of accessibility, usability and user experience as the criteria against which developers should be evaluating their eSystems, and the iterative usercentred design lifecycle as the framework within which the development and evaluation of these eSystems can take place. Then a range of methods for evaluating accessibility, usability and user experience will be outlined, with information about their appropriate use and strengths and weaknesses.

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  • This chapter introduces a range of evaluation methods that assist developers in the creation of interactive electronic products, services and environments (eSystems) that are both easy and pleasant to use for the target audience. The target audience might be the broadest range of people, including people with disabilities and older people or it might be a highly specific audience, such as university students studying biology. The chapter will introduce the concepts of accessibility, usability and user experience as the criteria against which developers should be evaluating their eSystems, and the iterative usercentred design lifecycle as the framework within which the development and evaluation of these eSystems can take place. Then a range of methods for evaluating accessibility, usability and user experience will be outlined, with information about their appropriate use and strengths and weaknesses.

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