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Investigation of Navigation on Mobile Websites with Hierarchical Information Structures: A Development Basis for Mobile Hierarchical Navigation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis issues regarding hierarchical navigation structures on mobile websites have been investigated with focus on usability. The goal has been to provide a complementary basis for hierarchical mobile navigation development.

Two mobile website prototypes with the same hierarchical structured content, but with different types of navigation solutions, were developed and tested on test persons. Due to a relatively low amountof test persons, the tests purpose was to provide qualitative information regarding the issue of hierarchal mobile navigation, which then could be discussed and analysed.

The results of the thesis points to relevant usability issues that can arise if hierarchical structure is used on mobile websites, and explains aspects to considerate during the development of such sites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UPTEC IT, ISSN 1401-5749 ; 13 007
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207621OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207621DiVA: diva2:648941
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Information Technology Engineering
Available from: 2013-09-17 Created: 2013-09-17 Last updated: 2013-12-03Bibliographically approved

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