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Research Methodologies for the Creative Arts & Humanities: Usability studies

Usability studies


“Usability ..extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.”-

See Seffah, et al. (2006)

“User research is the systematic study of the goals, needs and capabilities of users so as to specify design construction or improvement  of tools to benefit how users work and live.”

See Schumacher (2010)







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