The master thesis was written to create a catalogue of measures for the app „qando“, a mobile information service of the public transportation provider in Vienna to improve the usability.
Mobile Map Applications –
Analyse und Evaluation von mobilen
Kartendiensten bezüglich Interaction Design und Usability“
University and year of publication
Univerisät Wien, 2014
Level of Design
The design of the work is not really special. It is well organized but the appearance is more like a scientific work and not special designed.
Degree of innovation
The outcome of the thesis is not an innovation but more a statement about an existing app.
He work is done independence but with the focus on the app “qando”.
Outline and structure
The work is clearly structured and follows a red line. First the current state is defined and also a comparison with another app is done. Afterwards the testing is very well explained and in the end the outcome is written down.
Degree of communication
The structure is clear and easy to understand. The red line is well followed and the different modules with their submodules make the thesis easy to understand.
Scope of the work
It takes 40 pages to talk about qando the first time but then the testing is written in 4 pages. This is a bit short in my opinion and could have been a bit more detailed. But then the outcome is explained very detailed again. In total the work has 131 pages which is quiet a lot.
Orthography and accuracy
Pictures are all explained and sources are named. The language is in German and good, sometimes the sentence are a bit long.
There is a lot of literature uses, some are pretty old (from 1995, 1998) and some newer. There are no internet resources named so it seems like only offline literature is used.
Tilman Franz Harmsen. 2014.