Effective mobile web design and development for JHU APL external website
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Type of Work53 leaves
DepartmentUniversity of Baltimore. School of Information Arts and Technologies
ProgramUniversity of Baltimore. Master of Science in Information Design and Information Architecture
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User-centered system design
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory
Due to a global increase in smartphone ownership and an exploding use of wireless services, mobile phones have become an important means of Internet access. However, the constraints (e.g. small screen, weak network connections, etc.) of such mobile devices limit the usability of information browsing. This paper presents research on the existing constraints of mobile devices, user activities on such devices, mobile Web usability issues, methodologies for optimizing user interaction, best practices for mobile Web design/development, and design trends that can be applied to development of JHU APL mobile website. A user-based evaluation of the JHU APL mobile Web prototype used for the usability testing presents the mobile Web usability issues found during the testing procedures. The testing report suggests how the browsing usability can be improved through revisions based on the recommendations.