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Usability Study of SCIPP, the Self-Control Training App

Dengiz, Dilan (2022) Usability Study of SCIPP, the Self-Control Training App.

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Abstract:Introduction: Self-control is nowadays an important factor in social but also in personal problems. According to this, low self-control, especially in students, provides an increased risk of drug addiction and significantly poorer academic performance. Due to the rapid development of technological healthcare services, there are now several mental healthcare applications that aim to deliver fast and effective care to its users. However, a lack of usability in those apps may cause significant use to its users. In this study, ‘Scipp’, the self-control training app was tested on a student sample of five participants to look for any present usability issues. Methods: Five Dutch-speaking university students participated in a total of two qualitative interviews. The first interview took place on the first day of app use, immediately after registration. After the participants had five days to use the app, the second interview took place. Results: The results indicated good usability in terms of clarity of information, comprehensiveness, length of text, and navigation. However, some improvements could still be made. Two major issues were found in the clarity of information and navigation. In addition, some participants expressed suggestions to improve the app in terms of motivation and personalisation. Furthermore, a few bugs were detected that needed to be resolved to improve the usability. Conclusion: This study has made a great contribution to the scientific literature because, despite the general satisfaction in terms of usability, some issues have also been identified. These issues and their possible solutions add knowledge to mobile healthcare development. Moreover, it added value to the relatively small field of usability testing among students with low self-control.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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