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Towards more humane calendar applications

Towards more humane calendar applications

Engemand, Stine Klit and Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X (2010) Towards more humane calendar applications. In: Khalid, Halimahtun, Hedge, Alan and Ahram, Tareq Z., (eds.) Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation. Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series . CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 412-421. ISBN 978-1-4398-3503-6 (doi:

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This paper describes a study about how people currently use computer-based calendar applications and examines which features do not meet their needs and expectations. Survey data was collected from 88 participants based in 6 organisations using 3 different calendar applications. Detailed follow-up interviews and focus groups were conducted with 13 users. Based on the survey and follow-up interviews, 3 new prototype designs for calendar applications were developed and evaluated. Based on findings in the empirical data, suggestions and recommendations that will help make calendar applications more acceptable, usable and satisfactory are being developed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 44 [2] eBook ISBN: 978-1-4398-3505-0 [3] Copyright: © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Uncontrolled Keywords: humane calendar applications, Calendars, usability, survey, user-centred design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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