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dc.contributor.authorIssa, Tomayess
dc.contributor.authorWest, Martin
dc.contributor.authorTurk, Andrew
dc.contributor.editorP. Isaias
dc.contributor.editorM.B. Nunes
dc.contributor.editorD. Ifenthaler
dc.identifier.citationIssa, Tomayess and West, Martin and Turk, Andrew. 2008. User participation in website development, in Isaias, P. and Nunes, M.B. and Ifenthaler, D. (ed), IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008, Oct 13 2008, pp. 128-135. Freiburg, Germany: International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS).

This paper discusses a research project that focused on the development of a new methodology for creating effective websites for marketing purposes. After reviewing the existing methodologies, it was noted that some key aspects were missing, including user participation and 'real interaction' (ie monitoring of user interaction with a prototype site). This situation will lead to user frustration with the website. A study was carried out to examine various methodologies from different disciplines to select the strongest aspects to be combined into a new participative methodology for developing websites. This new methodology was assessed by interview and questionnaires. This paper will discuss how user participation is considered an important aspect in website development and the relevant results from the Interview and questionnaire phases of the research.

dc.publisherInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
dc.subjectUser Participation
dc.subjectWebsite Development
dc.titleUser participation in website development
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2008
dcterms.source.conferenceWWW/Internet 2008
dcterms.source.conference-start-date13 Oct 2008
dcterms.source.conferencelocationFreiburg, Germany
dcterms.source.placeLisbon, Portugal

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curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Information Systems

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