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    Usability – Not as we know it!

    Silva, Paula Alexandra and Dix, Alan (2007) Usability – Not as we know it! In: Proceedings of the 21st BCS HCI Group Conference. British Computer Society, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-1-902505-94-7

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    YouTube has been the Internet success story of 2006. However, when subjected to conventional usability evaluation it appears to fail miserably. With this and other social Web services, the purpose of the user is fun, uncertainty, engagement and self-expression. Web2.0 has turned the passive ‘user’ into an active producer of content and shaper of the ultimate user experience. This more playful, more participative, often joyful use of technology appears to conflict with conventional usability, but we argue that a deeper ‘usability’ emerges that respects the user’s purposes whether acting as homo ludens.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: YouTube; user experience; Web2.0; Evaluation; Design;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Design Innovation
    Item ID: 6041
    Depositing User: Paula Alexandra Silva
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 15:38
    Publisher: British Computer Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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