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Exploring the facebook experience: a new approach to usability

Hart, Jennefer and Ridley, C and Taher, Faisal and Sas, Corina and Dix, A (2008) Exploring the facebook experience: a new approach to usability. In: NordiCHI '08 Proceedings of the 5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: building bridges. ACM Press, New York, pp. 471-474. ISBN 978-1-59593-704-9

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is to explore social networking sites like Facebook in order to understand their recent success and popularity. Recent developments within Web 2.0 have provided users with more freedom to create their own unique user experiences. The conflict between traditional usability methods and user experiences are addressed through carrying out a Heuristic Evaluation to assess how well Facebook complies with usability guidelines and by conducting a user study to unveil unique user experiences. The findings of this study calls for a more holistic method of evaluation that redefines usability to encompass the user experience in line with future technology.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 42327
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2008 18:55
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/42327

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