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Marion Lara Tan, Raj Prasanna, Kristin Stock, Emma Hudson-Doyle, Graham Leonard, & David Johnston. (2018). Usability Factors Affecting the Continuance Intention of Disaster Apps. In Kristin Stock, & Deborah Bunker (Eds.), Proceedings of ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018: Innovating for Resilience – 1st International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific. (pp. 326–338). Albany, Auckland, New Zealand: Massey Univeristy.
Abstract: Multiple disaster mobile applications (apps) already exist for public use; however, availability does not automatically translate to continued usage. Limited research has explored whether disaster apps are usable and whether the apps' usability affects users' intent for continued use. The paper presents a work-in-progress study that aims to test a usability-continuance intention model for the specific context of disaster apps. The study theorises seven usability factors that influence continued intention to use. An online usability survey was used to gather user experience data on disaster apps. Initial findings, through structural equational modelling, showed that five of the seven usability factors have a significant relationship to continuance intention. Although the relationships have different weights and directions, key influencers to users' intent to continue usage are app utility, app dependability, interface output, interface input, and interface graphics. The next step of the study will investigate the mediating effects of the factors and the moderating effects of users' experience and technological comfort.