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Digital Maturity and SMEs: evaluating the application of a digital maturity assessment tool (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Obu-Cann, E., Fletcher, G., Griffiths, M., Kutar, M., & Krishnan-Harihara, S. (2023). Digital Maturity and SMEs: evaluating the application of a digital maturity assessment tool.

The challenges of undertaking digital transformation within Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are multiple. The constraints of limited resources and a lack of clear strategic purpose for the transformation are readily evident across many existing c... Read More about Digital Maturity and SMEs: evaluating the application of a digital maturity assessment tool.

Informative web content guidelines: A practitioner model for online content effectiveness (2022)
Thesis
Muirhead, J. (in press). Informative web content guidelines: A practitioner model for online content effectiveness. (Thesis). University of Salford

With the rise of the world wide web, many organisations publish large knowledge bases as online informative content, enabling access for their current and potential stakeholders, customers, and service users. Providing universal access to information... Read More about Informative web content guidelines: A practitioner model for online content effectiveness.

Towards a unified model of HCI and ISB for user interfaces (2020)
Journal Article
Alazemi, T., Chen, Y., & Kutar, M. (2020). Towards a unified model of HCI and ISB for user interfaces. Heliyon, 6(9), e04662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04662

This study aims to identify the steps in which users of academic libraries search for information and interact with the libraries' web interfaces. The study draws on models from the disciplines of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information-seek... Read More about Towards a unified model of HCI and ISB for user interfaces.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and UK organisations : a year of implementation of GDPR (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Addis, C., & Kutar, M. (2020, March). General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and UK organisations : a year of implementation of GDPR. Presented at 25th UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference 2020, Online conference

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable in May 2018 and its impact is globally significant. Meanwhile, a growing number of organisations are increasingly adopting AI technologies. This paper explores the effects of the GDPR... Read More about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and UK organisations : a year of implementation of GDPR.

The impact of software features’ perceived importance on the perceived performance of software products’ quality elements (2019)
Journal Article
Hussain, A., Mkpojiogu, E., & Kutar, M. (2019). The impact of software features’ perceived importance on the perceived performance of software products’ quality elements. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 16(5), 2135-2140. https://doi.org/10.1166/jctn.2019.7863

Software products have quality elements (features) that enhance their perceived quality. The performance of these quality elements with respect to how users, clients and customers are satisfied, determines the overall perceived quality of the product... Read More about The impact of software features’ perceived importance on the perceived performance of software products’ quality elements.

Collaborative HCI and UX : longitudinal diary studies as a means of uncovering barriers to digital adoption (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Blaynee, J., Kreps, D., Kutar, M., & Griffiths, M. (2016, July). Collaborative HCI and UX : longitudinal diary studies as a means of uncovering barriers to digital adoption. Presented at 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2016 - Fusion!), Bournemouth University, Poole, UK

In this paper, our proposition is that longitudinal research, such as diary studies, can be used to uncover the core needs of those users who are over 65 and experience difficulty with digital interfaces. Through a two year research project, we have... Read More about Collaborative HCI and UX : longitudinal diary studies as a means of uncovering barriers to digital adoption.

KTP and RRI – the perfect match (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Kreps, D., Blaynee, J., Kutar, M., & Griffiths, M. (2015, September). KTP and RRI – the perfect match. Presented at ETHICOMP 2015, de Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Businesses working with universities are in an optimal position to overcome perceived barriers to the uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) for Business and Industry. This paper sets out case study evidence within a particular framewor... Read More about KTP and RRI – the perfect match.

Ecstasi project : Using technology to encourage creativity in the assessment process (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Kutar, M., Griffiths, M., & Wood, J. (2015, March). Ecstasi project : Using technology to encourage creativity in the assessment process. Presented at UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) 2015, Oxford, UK

The notion of creativity has attracted increasing attention in Higher Education in recent years, and is seen to be of importance in a variety of disciplines, not just those which are closely associated with the creative industries. This provides a ch... Read More about Ecstasi project : Using technology to encourage creativity in the assessment process.

Trustbusters : Enforcing account creation (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Makan, J., & Kutar, M. (2013, July). Trustbusters : Enforcing account creation. Presented at Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) Workshop "A Turn for the Worse: Trustbusters for User Interfaces", Newcastle, UK

In this paper, we describe the enforcement of customer account creation from ecommerce vendors as a trustbuster element. This is the situation whereby ecommerce vendors require customers to create accounts, typically with usernames and passwords as o... Read More about Trustbusters : Enforcing account creation.

Metric based evaluation of mobile devices : Mobile Goal Question Metric (mGQM) (2012)
Thesis
Hussain, A. Metric based evaluation of mobile devices : Mobile Goal Question Metric (mGQM). (Thesis). Salford : University of Salford

The constant developments in technology of mobile devices are rapidly increasing the demand for applications on these devices. In October 2010, there were 300,000 applications for iPhone available on iTunes store to be downloaded, and as of January... Read More about Metric based evaluation of mobile devices : Mobile Goal Question Metric (mGQM).

A day in the digital life: a preliminary sousveillance study (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Fletcher, G., Griffiths, M., & Kutar, M. (2011, September). A day in the digital life: a preliminary sousveillance study. Presented at A Decade in Internet Time Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, University of Oxford

A decade ago, Castells argued that most surveillance would have no directly damaging consequences. He proposed that what should be of more concern were the unpredictable consequences of our over-exposed lives, the lack of explicit rules for on-line b... Read More about A day in the digital life: a preliminary sousveillance study.

IBL: No half-way house? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Kutar, M., Griffiths, M., & Wood, J. (2011, July). IBL: No half-way house?. Presented at Education in a Changing Environment (ECE) 6th International Conference : Creativity & Engagement in Higher Education, The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK

Introducing digital literacy skills through IBL: A comparative study of UG and PG business information systems students (2010)
Journal Article
Griffiths, M., Kutar, M., & Wood, J. (2010). Introducing digital literacy skills through IBL: A comparative study of UG and PG business information systems students. ITALICS, 9(2),

This paper reports a comparative study of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) at Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) levels at a university in the north west of England. Both student cohorts undertook a professional, legal and ethical module centre... Read More about Introducing digital literacy skills through IBL: A comparative study of UG and PG business information systems students.

Diversity in cognitive models (2010)
Book Chapter
Basden, A., & Kutar, M. (2010). Diversity in cognitive models. In Advances in cognitive systems (465-482). Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

User preference and performance with UML interaction diagrams (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Kutar, M., Britton, C., Swann, J., & Barker, T. (2004, September). User preference and performance with UML interaction diagrams. Presented at Proceedings of IEEE 2004 Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VLHCC’04), Rome, Italy

An empirical study of user preference and performance with UML diagrams (2002)
Presentation / Conference
Anthony, S., Barker, T., Britton, C., Kutar, M., Beecham, S., & Wilkinson, V. (2002, September). An empirical study of user preference and performance with UML diagrams. Presented at IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments (HCC’02), Arlington, Virginia, USA