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A Comprehensive Framework of Usability Issues Related to the Wearable Devices

Open Access publication

Publication Details
Authors: Khakurel Jayden, Porras Jari, Melkas Helinä, Fu Bo
Editors of book: Paiva Sara; Paul Suman
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Convergence of ICT and Smart Devices for Emerging Applications
ISBN: 978-3-030-41367-5
eISBN: 978-3-030-41368-2
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2020063046390


Wearable devices have the potential to be used for monitoring,
augmenting, assisting, delivering content, and tracking in both
individual and organizational contexts. Despite this potential, previous
studies indicate that the abandonment rate is quite high relative to
the usage rate due to usability factors. This chapter provides a
comprehensive systematic literature review on the usability issues
related to wearable devices, as well as recommendations for overcoming
the identified problems. It also investigates and presents a survey of
the existing usability evaluation methods used to identify and evaluate
the usability of wearable devices, including their strengths and
limitations. As such, we present a categorization framework that gives
an overview of the overall usability issues that act as the barriers to
user adoption and a summary of which types of usability issues are
associated with which type of device category. The chapter has the
potential to inform and assist researchers, practitioners, and
application developers as they work toward developing, implementing, and
evaluating wearable devices and their associated interfaces, and this,
in turn, may assist with sustained engagement among users.

Last updated on 2020-30-06 at 09:57