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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-CHANNEL MILITARY APPLICATION USING INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE MODEL (IDM) PROVIDING ENHANCED USABILITY

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dc.contributor.author RAZZAK, MD ABDUR
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T03:35:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T03:35:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/385
dc.description I am thankful to Almighty Allah for his blessings for the successful completion of my Thesis. My heartiest gratitude, profound indebtedness and deep respect go to my supervisor Major Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Ph.D. Sigs, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science (CSE) and Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) for his constant supervision, affectionate guidance and great encouragement and motivation. His keen interest on the topic and valuable advises throughout the study was of great help in completing thesis. I am especially grateful to Major General Md Abul Khair, ndc, PEng, Commandant MIST, Air Cdre Md. Afzal Hossain, ndc, psc, Head of the Department and Brigadier General A B M Humayun Kabir, psc, te, Senior Instructor of Department of CSE for their great encouragement and motivation. I am especially grateful to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), 86 Independent Signal Brigade and 47 East Bengal for providing their all-out support during the thesis work. Finally, I would like to thank my family and my colleagues for their appreciable assistance, patience and suggestions during the course of my thesis. Dhaka Md Abdur Razzak 20 December 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Usability used to be the key quality attribute of the software systems. Usability issues were explicitly considered and evaluated to design and develop different types of applications like e-commerce, e-governance, e-learning, e-health etc. Defence forces were also using different types of applications focusing specific group of users in a specific context like battle, war and special operations. Existing design techniques were proposed mainly for developing general purpose applications. Though, a limited number studies had been conducted focusing on usability and user experience (UX) issues of military applications focusing user-centered design process and usability evaluation. Moreover, no specific design technique as well as usability factors were suggested in existing literature to design and develop military application with enhanced usability. Thus, it was a crucial issue to explore the best suited design technique for developing military application with enhanced usability as well as to reveal the all possible usability factors that were explicitly required in designing and developing a military application. Therefore, the objectives of this thesis were firstly, to explore the best suited deign technique for developing military application, secondly, to reveal the all possible usability factors that would be suitable for developing and evaluating any military application and finally, to develop an example military application in order to evaluate and validate the selected design technique and the revealed usability factors. As such, an Advanced Battlefield Communication System was designed using the Interactive Dialogue Model (IDM) technique, and the application supported the command structure to enable the higher commanders by establishing an audio-video communication link with the front-line troops. An explorative study was conducted following the Focused Group Discussion (FGD) approach with 20 participants to explore the possible usability factors for developing any military application; while an evaluation study was conducted following the field study with 30 participants to assess the applicability of IDM approach in developing military application and to validate the revealed usability factors. As outcome, this thesis found the IDM technique as a suitable design approach for developing both website and mobile applications. A total of 14 usability factors were revealed for designing and developing more usable and user-friendly military applications. Finally an advanced battlefield communication system for Special Forces of was developed for Bangladesh Army. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MILITARY INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY en_US
dc.title DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-CHANNEL MILITARY APPLICATION USING INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE MODEL (IDM) PROVIDING ENHANCED USABILITY en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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