Web Sites that Satisfy Users: A Theoretic Framework for Web User Interface Design and Evaluation

Zhang, Ping, Gisela von Dran, Ruth Small, Silvia Barcellos (1999), Web Sites that Satisfy Users: A Theoretic Framework for Web User Interface Design and Evaluation, Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 32), Hawaii, January 5-8, 1999

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Ping Zhang

Syracuse University

Gisela von Dran

Independent

Ruth V. Small

Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Silvia Barcellos

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

With the fast development and increasing use of the World Wide Web as both an information seeking and an electronic commerce tool, Web usability studies are growing in importance. While Web designers have largely focused on the functional aspects of Web sites, there has been little systematic attention to (1) the motivational issues of Web user interface design or (2) a theoretically-driven approach to Web user satisfaction studies. The objective of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework and foundation for systematically investigating features in the Web environment that contribute to user satisfaction with a Web interface. This research uses F. Herzberg's (1966) motivation-hygiene theory to guide the identification of these features. Among the implications and contributions of this research are the identification of Web design features that may maximize the likelihood of user satisfaction and return visits to the Web site.

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Ping and von Dran, Gisela and Small, Ruth V. and Barcellos, Silvia, Web Sites that Satisfy Users: A Theoretic Framework for Web User Interface Design and Evaluation (1999). Zhang, Ping, Gisela von Dran, Ruth Small, Silvia Barcellos (1999), Web Sites that Satisfy Users: A Theoretic Framework for Web User Interface Design and Evaluation, Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 32), Hawaii, January 5-8, 1999, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351667

Ping Zhang (Contact Author)

Syracuse University ( email )

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Gisela Von Dran

Independent ( email )

Ruth V. Small

Syracuse University School of Information Studies ( email )

900 S. Crouse Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2130
United States

Silvia Barcellos

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332
United States

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