WCSE 2016
ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.005

Comparative Usability Evaluation of Mobile Map Applications

Patarada Thanachan, Arisara Jiamsanguanwong

Abstract— The purpose of this research was to evaluate usability of mobile map application. Comparative usability test was performed on map application by using NOSTRA map and Google map. Usability test is not only to identify the problem but also separate the high concerned problem. If the design does not follow usability guidelines or user-center design methodology during development and implementation, the application will create the complexness. In order to improve the quality of mobile application, usability test, the effective technique for product evaluation was focused in this research. The results showed several usability issues which mainly caused by the icon design or difficult vocabulary used in menu.

Index Terms— Usability test, mobile application, user interface, user experiences.

Patarada Thanachan, Arisara Jiamsanguanwong
Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, THAILAND


Cite: Patarada Thanachan, Arisara Jiamsanguanwong, "Comparative Usability Evaluation of Mobile Map Applications," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 23-27, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.