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End User Preferences on Hospital Websites in Nigeria

O.Raj, Shakirat and Mahmud, Murni and Md Tap, Abu Osman and Abubakr, Adamu (2013) End User Preferences on Hospital Websites in Nigeria. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, 57 (2). pp. 279-287. ISSN 1992-8645 E-ISSN 1817-3195

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This paper presents a Usability study of the Nigerian Hospital websites, through usability testing of some sample hospital websites in Nigeria. The study aims to provide better understanding of the design features and content that offers an easier way of enquiring for some medical advice. Selected participants for the usability testing were given tasks to locate and find specified information in the websites and were evaluated based Nielsen usability heuristics in order to gather the users’ opinion about the websites. The accessibility and availability were also evaluated and the findings indicate huge discrepancies between what people do and what the website are meant for. Each website has its own strengths and weaknesses, but in terms of interactions, our findings reveal that users misunderstand the important of reading instructions provided in websites and prefer direct interaction than by following instruction.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3451/34741
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospital websites; Usability; Usability heuristics; Usability study; Usability testing
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Dr. Murni Mahmud
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2014 15:17
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 14:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34741

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