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dc.contributor.advisorRodríguez, Néstor J.
dc.contributor.authorVélez-Morales, Edgard
dc.description.abstractThis work presents a comparative usability study of the Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2007 suites. The participants of the study had at least one year of experience using the 2003 and 2007 version of Word, Excel and Power Point. They were given a set of tasks to perform in both versions of these three applications. The dependent variables used to compare the usability of the two versions of the application were completion time, number of tasks completed, user satisfaction and errors committed. The results of the study indicate that it cannot be claimed that one version of Word or PowerPoint is better than the other in terms of usability. However, the results indicate that Excel 2003 is significantly superior to Excel 2007 in all the dependent variables. These results support the conclusion that the user interface of Excel 2007 did change for the worst in comparison with the user interface of the 2003 version. Thus, strictly from the point of view of the usability of the 2007 version of the Office suite, the users are better off keeping their 2003 version. Investing in an upgrade from Office 2003 to 2007 is something to consider if the new capabilities of Office 2007 are worth the investment.en_US
dc.description.abstractEste trabajo presenta un estudio comparativo de usabilidad entre las versiones 2003 y 2007 de Microsoft Office. Los participantes del estudio tenían al menos un año de experiencia utilizando ambas versiones de los programas Word, Excel y PowerPoint de Office. A cada uno se le dio un conjunto de tareas para realizar en ambas versiones de los tres programas. Las variables dependientes del estudio fueron tiempo en completar tareas, número de tareas completadas, satisfacción y número de errores. Los resultados del estudio indican que no se puede reclamar que una versión de Word o PowerPoint es superior a la otra en cuanto a usablidad. Sin embargo, los resultados del estudio mostraron una superioridad significativa de Excel 2003 sobre Excel 2007 en todas las variables dependientes. Estos resultados apoyan la conclusión de que la interfaz de Excel 2007 empeoró en comparación con la de Excel 2003. Entonces, estrictamente desde el punto de usabilidad de Office 2007 los usuarios estarían mejor manteniendo su versión 2003. Invertir en Office 2007 resulta aconsejable sólo si sus nuevas capacidades valen la inversión.en_US
dc.titleA comparative usability study of microsoft office 2007 and microsoft office 2003en_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2010 Edgard Vélez-Moralesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBorges, José
dc.contributor.committeeNavarro, José
dc.contributor.representativePomales-García, Cristina Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US

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