Bibliometric Analysis on Usability Engineering Research

Azham Hussain,Syarifah Asiah Syed Husin

The purpose of this study is to explore the research trends in terms of growth of literature, geographical distribution, most productive journals, top authors, highly cited papers etc. in the field of Usability Engineering. A total of 4,070document for the period of 10 years (2011-2020) were retrieved from the Scopus database, and then analysed by using bibliometric approaches. The data indicated a steady growth and an exponential increase in publication numbers. More than 72.89% of the documents were published as conference paper compared to other types of documents with a total of 619 documents (15.21%). Almost all publications were written in English. About half of the documents examined are in computer science area (44.52%). The document title “Lecture Notes In Computer Science Including Subseries Lecture Notes” received the highest number of citations. The United States and Germany are two top countries contributed to the publication of Usability Engineering. The impact of publications on Usability Engineering can be seen from the citation metric disclosed in this study. Core keywords used in literature pertaining to Usability Engineering included usability, human computer interaction and usability evaluation among others. The total 4,070 documents have been published with a total of 8933 citations. The ranking of authors presented in this study might create an inaccuracy because in certain cases, some authors might have more than one name or different name spelling. Creation of information by bibliometric studies from this study could be used to assess the research performance in a particular field and could help to unite the research to regulate policies both in terms of allocation of funds and scientific research area of Usability Engineering field.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 1659-1670

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I2/S20201364