Chapter title: Heuristic Evaluation on M-Learning Applications: A Comparative Analysis of Two Heuristic Sets
Abstract: Heuristic evaluation stands out among the usability evaluation methods regarding its benefits related to time and costs. Nevertheless, generic heuristic sets require improvements when it comes to specific interfaces as seen on m-learning applications that have acquired considerable evidence within the current technologic context. Regarding the lack of studies aimed at interfaces of this sort, the authors propose, through a systematic methodology, the comparative study between a heuristic set specific to the assessment on e-learning interfaces and other, on mobile. The identified usability problems were matched with the aspects of coverage, distribution, redundancy, context and severity, in a way that it was possible to understand the efficiency of each set in covering m-learning issues. Among the findings, e-learning’s heuristic set could detect a large number of usability problems not found by mobile’s.
Keywords: Heuristic Evaluation, Usability Method, M-Learning, Mobile Device, E-Learning