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dc.contributor.advisorSeals, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Cathy
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-20T13:41:06Z
dc.date.available2017-04-20T13:41:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/5640
dc.description.abstractAlthough most teenagers (aged 13-17) use the Internet daily, very little human-computer interaction (HCI) research exists on design of websites for teens. Several authors have published web usability guidelines and “cool” engagement design guidelines for teenagers, but these guidelines were not validated through the implementation and testing of an interface. The research reported here investigated the guidelines through empirical studies. Eight teenagers evaluated the BAM! Meeting the Challenge interface to provide insights into designing for engagement, multimedia, interaction, and “cool” factor. Teen participants suggested the interface needed more color and pictures, sports, and fun facts about asthma, all of which were implemented into the newly redesigned Center for Teen Health and Prevention (CTHP) interface, along with other guideline based changes. A comparative evaluation of both interfaces was conducted with 14 teenagers who rated them on satisfaction, aesthetic appeal, ease of use, engagement, and cool usability factors. The findings from this study are consistent with the recommended usability and “cool” guidelines, at least on the usability factors measured.en_US
dc.rightsEMBARGO_NOT_AUBURNen_US
dc.subjectComputer Science and Software Engineeringen_US
dc.titleInterface Design Guidelines to Improve Usability of Websites for Teenagersen_US
dc.typePhD Dissertationen_US
dc.embargo.lengthMONTHS_WITHHELD:38en_US
dc.embargo.statusEMBARGOEDen_US
dc.embargo.enddate2020-05-31en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChapman, Richard
dc.contributor.committeeRussell, Jared
dc.contributor.committeeUmphress, David


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