Monday , July 16 2018

User Awareness about Information Systems Usability

Ana-Maria SUDUC
Valahia University of Târgovişte
18-24, Unirii Ave., Târgovişte, Romania

Mihai BÎZOI
Valahia University of Târgovişte
18-24, Unirii Ave., Târgovişte, Romania

Florin Gheorghe FILIP
Romanian Academy

Abstract: The user-interface represents one very important aspect in the use of the information systems. The usability and acceptability of an information system, to a great extend, depend on the user-interface quality. The computer technology advances have changed the role of the end-user. The end-user development has become the most commonly used form of programming. It includes customization, integration and extension activities which may lead to a significant alteration of the system and may raise serious issues concerning correctness and consistency, security, and privacy. This paper presents and discusses the results of a survey meant to identify the users’ awareness on the information systems usability, when users are viewed as developers.

Keywords: Human-machine interface, usability criteria, end-user development, risks.

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CITE THIS PAPER AS:
Ana-Maria SUDUC, Mihai BÎZOI, Florin Gheorghe FILIP, User Awareness about Information Systems Usability, Studies in Informatics and Control, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 19 (2), pp. 145-152, 2010.