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JSW 2020 Vol.15(5): 123-129 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.15.5.123-129

Development of A Preliminary Usability Guidelines of Mobile Game Applications for Children: From the User Interface Perspectives

Amalina Farhi Ahmad Fadzlah*, Mohd Afizi Mohd Shukran, Norshahariah Wahab, Muhamad Lazim Talib, Suresh Thanakodi
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Defence Technology, National Defence University of Malaysia, 57000 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract—Usability guidelines is an important factor in designing and developing of successful user interfaces, and also the most widely used principle in the field of software engineering that defines the application’s demand and usage. Due to this reason, there are strong demands to conduct a study that focuses in developing new usability guidelines to design user interfaces of mobile game applications for children. Therefore, this study aimed at exploring the usability guidelines and investigating the importance of these guidelines in designing the user interfaces for mobile game application to be used among 1 to 3 years old children. As a result, a total number of 87 guidelines in which categorized into 17 usability characteristics were found highly associated in designing usable user interfaces for mobile game applications for these categories of users. This research effort has been in a position to derive a preliminary specification and scheme specifically for designing usable interfaces as well as developing mobile game applications from the perspective of children aged 1 to 3 years old.

Index Terms—Usability, mobile game applications, user interface, children.

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Cite: Amalina Farhi Ahmad Fadzlah, Mohd Afizi Mohd Shukran, Norshahariah Wahab, Muhamad Lazim Talib, Suresh Thanakodi, "Development of A Preliminary Usability Guidelines of Mobile Game Applications for Children: From the User Interface Perspectives," Journal of Software vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 123-129, 2020.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly (2006-2019); Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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