Motivation for Writing the Paper: Designing Quick and Dirty Applications for Mobiles: Making the Case for the Utility of HCI Principles

Lynne Baillie


This paper discusses the author’s interest in proving that it matters whether someone builds a new application using HCI principles. This is an important issue to discuss because many HCI professionals and researchers think that the conclusion is obvious i.e. that of course it matters and that we should build an application with an end user in mind and then test it with a subset of said users. However, most application developers disagree and actually build their applications using a ‘field of dreams approach’ i.e. if I build it they will come. This issue/disagreement has become especially important to discuss given the advent of mobile applications for the and other quickly programmed applications.


usability, evaluation, mobile applications

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