The degree of usability from selected DVD menus and their navigational systems

Wood-Bradley, Guy and Campbell, Malcolm 2004, The degree of usability from selected DVD menus and their navigational systems, Lecture notes in computer science, vol. 3101, pp. 540-549, doi: 10.1007/b98382.

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Title The degree of usability from selected DVD menus and their navigational systems
Author(s) Wood-Bradley, GuyORCID iD for Wood-Bradley, Guy
Campbell, MalcolmORCID iD for Campbell, Malcolm
Journal name Lecture notes in computer science
Volume number 3101
Start page 540
End page 549
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0302-9743
Summary The purpose of this research is to investigate the usability of DVD interfaces via their menus and navigation, inspired by Donald Norman who has had a pivotal role in user-centred design and usability. The paper encompasses theoretical aspects of interactivity, usability and DVD technology. A usability test was administered with the DVDs chosen. The results from the usability test were the main focus in this research. Such results were supportive of Normanrsquos claims, as participants experienced varying degrees of usability issues. Furthermore, the findings were used to develop a set of guidelines and recommendations designers could follow. If these were adhered to, it would have significantly alleviated the difficulty the participants had in interacting with the DVDs.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/b98382
Field of Research 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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