In this era of technology, mobility is the new emerging concerns on modern human lifestyle. Tablets and mobile devices is the new information gathering tools where daily news and communication are delivered. However, in most of mobile computing environment, the human interaction interfaces are often constrained with physical limitations such as small browser screen that may restrict content readability and poor user experience.
Responsive website is a recent trends of technological technique that are able to overcome and solve this problem. Through the effective use of Media Queries and CSS, website layout and design can be developed to be response to current user’s browser. Layout, design, images and navigation will adapt to current device and browser. Thus, readability and performance of website can be improved.
This report will present usability study on Responsive Website using DECIDE framework.
To study and investigate the effectiveness of Responsive Website Design towards a better user experience on any tablets and mobile devices.
The goals of finding out the imperatives, benefits and the importance of responsive website towards better user experience quality.
To evaluate the study, data collection through several dedicated user testing session and interviews that cover content readability page assessments, page navigation, image treatment, page response time or loading time, data bandwidth consumption and user acceptance will be presented.
Respondents from three ICT knowledge level and skills (Beginner, Intermediate & Expert) will be observed and analyzed through several research evaluation session namely below:
i. User Testing Session
Testing will covers page content readability, page assessments, page navigation, image treatment and page response or loading time.
ii. User Interviews
Interviews will cover mostly what have been conducted in previous user testing session.
Practical issues in conducting this usability study are identified as below:
Before any activity or task was performed, respondents will be first introduced and briefed on the objectives, privacy policies, user rights and projected outcome and future applications of the usability study findings.
Steps are as below:
After all activities of user testing and interviews are successfully conducted on every participated respondent, the data will be evaluated, interpreted and presented by understanding the pattern of collective data gathered based on few standard and quality.
All data will be mapped to the several qualities of benchmarking system to provide a better and accurate quantitative data for future work and research.
Through a usability study done using DECIDE framework, a crystal clear understanding on approach and methodology to investigate the effectiveness of Responsive Website Design towards a better user experience on any tablets and mobile devices can be properly planned and done.