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Post-Deployment Usability Opportunities: Gaining User Insight From UX-Related Support Cases
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

UX-related issues is one type of issue that customer support is facing. This thesis project investigates the possibility to look at support cases as a source of insight to how users interact with an information system application at an ERP company. It is also investigated if it is possible to use this gathered information when further developing the product. Support case data are gone through in order to map what type of problems the users are encountering and a category structure is developed based on this information. The categorization framework is evaluated by letting employees test the structure by categorizing incidents in to different categories. Further data collection are gathered by a questionnaire and follow-up interviews with the classification participants. To evaluate the value in the support case information, employees with product responsibility are also interviewed to get insight from their perspective.

The result from the evaluation of the category structure indicated that it wasn’t easy to make a categorization of incidents. The incidents were placed in different categories and in order to apply a category structure it would need further evaluation before applying in large scale.

The information in support cases are concluded to be valuable. The collection of information related to where users are encountering problem and also how many are experiencing the same issue could serve as a basis when prioritizing the product backlog. A mapping of issues could justify resources spent on usability by showing business value based on the presumed impact. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 87 p.
Keyword [en]
User Experience, Usability, ERP, Support, UX, Information system, Product Development
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126301ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--16/003--SEOAI: diva2:913605
Subject / course
Information Technology
Available from: 2016-03-31 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2016-04-05Bibliographically approved

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