Lynette Barnard

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Designing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) is an arduous task that requires both functional and aesthetic considerations, often relying on documented style guides and design principles. Style guides and principles are mostly prescriptive in terms of what should be included and what should be avoided in interface design, but do not specify the <i>how</i> of(More)
Author Addresses: L. Barnard, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Port Elizabeth, P O Box 1600, Port Elizabeth, 6000, South Africa; J.L. Wesson, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Port Elizabeth, P O Box 1600, Port Elizabeth, 6000, South Africa;(More)
Recent studies have indicated an increase in customer profiling techniques used by e-commerce businesses. E-commerce businesses are creating, maintaining and utilising customer profiles to assist in personalisation. Personalisation can help improve customers' satisfaction levels, purchasing behaviour, loyalty and subsequently improve sales. The continuously(More)
Context-aware computing continues to gain recognition, especially in mobile web computing. Determining accurate context information, in real-time, for implementing various adaptations in mobile web applications remains a challenge. Physically determined context information for use during adaptation has generally produced unsatisfactory results in mobile web(More)
The proliferation of mobile markets and subsequently mobile application development has led to new markets for content distributors. Whilst architectures have been developed to aid with the distribution of content within mobile software domains, this has not extended to inter-domain distribution. For instance MXit, Android and Facebook developers are(More)
Object Oriented (OO) system development using middleware such as DCOM and CORBA has been utilised by online businesses to implement e-commerce systems. Recent studies indicate that online businesses are increasingly adopting and implementing e-commerce systems using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technologies. Limited research has been conducted in(More)
Smartphones have become a reliable technology for accessing information and services in rural communities. Mobile applications, such as social media and news apps running on smartphones, are no longer exclusively utilised by users in developed communities. Mobile applications are accessed in highly contextualised environments. This paper discusses a(More)
Social Computing technologies have become prevalent in all spheres of life; businesses, individuals and governments are adopting these technologies at a fast pace. These technologies are interactive and collaborative and therefore present an opportunity to bridge communication gaps between governments and citizens. The main objective of this paper is to(More)
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