IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Developing Best Practice in Intranet Evaluation: A Comparison of Evaluation Models for Usability and Acceptance

Developing Best Practice in Intranet Evaluation: A Comparison of Evaluation Models for Usability and Acceptance
View Free PDF
Author(s): James Hill (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland), Murray Scott (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland), Thomas Acton (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) and Peter O’Boyle (Marine, & Natural Resources, Ireland)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 5
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch108
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Usability is an important element of why users accept an information system. Heuristic evaluation is a common method of usability evaluation often performed by independent consultants in the assessment of organisational intranets. However, there are other usability models which offer valuable analysis in the evaluation process. This paper empirically compares the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Hedonic/Utilitarian (HED/UT) scale versus a heuristic evaluation model as additional measures of intranet usability. As such this paper attempts to develop best practice in Intranet evaluation by assessing the strength of traditional heuristic evaluation constructs and those proposed by the TAM and HED/UT models. A unified evaluation toolset is proposed by the authors for practitioner use.

Body Bottom