Åse Larsen; Tove Mantzakanis MSC:2003:19, pp. 44. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.
The human factor constitutes a major element in the interaction with computers and computer systems. Responding to cognitive, social and organisational issues, the user of a system becomes an important part in system design, which earlier was paid very little attention to. These are the basics in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) developed in order to enhance computer system usability. The theoretical framework applied our thesis is thus based on the principles of Human Computer Interaction.
This thesis includes a case study at the e-commerce project at the County Council of Blekinge. We have chosen to focus on system development, technical and organisational approach within the e-commerce project. Our research is based on project documentation, literature and interviews with users of the system. The conclusion of our thesis shows that system usability is achieved within the system development and organisational approach. Within the technical approach verification of system usability cannot be made.