Designing for technicians working in the field: 8 usability heuristics for mobile application design

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Proceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2016, 2016, pp. 494 - 498
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Copyright © 2016 ACM. Mobile applications are frequently used by technicians and logistics personnel to access documentation and communicate and log information about the work they do in the field. Currently, however, there are no context-specific usability heuristics for use by designers who are building mobile applications for this sector. By conducting contextual inquiries with technicians and logistics personnel who use mobile applications for their day to day work, we identified specific usability issues affecting the use of these applications. From this research, we propose a set of eight heuristics for use by designers and developers creating mobile applications for users in this area.
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