Publication Details

Alshehri, F. & Freeman, M. (2012). Methods for usability evaluations of mobile devices. In J. W. Lamp (Eds.), 23rd Australian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-10). Geelong: Deakin University.


The usability of applications designed and developed for mobile devices integral user experience, particularly for current touch-screen mobile devices. This conceptual paper provides a profile of the ways in which mobile device usability evaluation methods are being adapted to better reflect technological. With an increasing capacity for greater user interactivity through a range of tasks and in a variety of contexts, the importance and impact of mobile device context-of-use components is of particular interest to researchers. This requires a need for a shift in evaluation method paradigms with a particular focus on methods involving the user, as part of the overall development process. Having a better understanding of the context-of-use may contribute to improvements in mobile device usability and the overall user experience.