TravelBuddy: a closed-community carpooling system as a case study for web development with focus on usability, design and infrastructure
Kurar, Selim (2011) TravelBuddy: a closed-community carpooling system as a case study for web development with focus on usability, design and infrastructure. [Thesis]
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The Web and the technologies that revolve around it are on a rapid rise. As the use and utilization of Web grows broader, so does the dependency on Web technologies. If a web site aims to survive and mature, in a world where 10.000 web sites per day are published, the web designer/developer must assess the factors associated with Web site success during the development process. While a web site's long-term success is dependant on many factors, this thesis's focus is on its initial development which consists of three interconnected factors; usability, design and responsiveness provided with infrastructure. Usability, design and responsiveness provided with infrastructure are the three primary factors needed to establish a quality and complex web site. While each factor has its own priorities and requirements, they are all dependant on each other. Establishing a balance between these factors are key to success. This thesis will discuss how to utilize the three factors to create a successfull web site. The concluded information will be used with the aid of research on carpooling, to create "TravelBuddy", a closed-community carpooling system prototype. The thesis will also discuss the development process in association with Web site success factors and planned future work.
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