Developing a Complex User Interface for Mobile Data Collection Applications

Martin, Robin (2018) Developing a Complex User Interface for Mobile Data Collection Applications. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University.

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The use of paper-based questionnaires for collecting data reveals several downsides, including logistical, cost-related and data quality issues. Despite the increasing digitization and the possibilities evolving from the latter, paper-based questionnaires remained ubiquitous in many application domains. Reasons for this may be insufficient IT knowledge from domain experts, the high development costs for dedicated digital solutions or the lack of domain-specific functionality and ease of use in existing software. In order to solve these issues, the QuestionSys framework aims to pursue a digital and easy-to-use approach for collecting data in large-scale scenarios. By providing software solutions for configuring digital questionnaires, executing those questionnaires on mobile devices and evaluating collected results, the framework attempts to support the entire data collection life cycle.

In the context of this thesis, a sophisticated user interface for the QuestionSys mobile application was developed. Thereby, an in-depth look at common usability and user interface guidelines for mobile operating systems is taken in this thesis. Further, this thesis presents potential use case scenarios for such an application and their requirements. The user interface is discussed and explained alongside various screenshots of the developed mobile application.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Depositing User: M.Sc. Johannes Schobel
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 12:36

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