Organizations are investing significant amounts of resources in both internal and external Web-based applications. Many of these applications must be used by either employees of the organization or by e-customers of the organization. One of the key components of any Web-based application is its interface, and a key criteria in utilization of these Web-based applications is the Web site's usability. This study investigated five criteria that have been suggested to impact an individual's assessment of a Web site's usability. Utilizing a multi-criteria decision making approach, the authors were able to assess the relative importance of these criteria as they apply to Web site usability. Their findings suggest that, similar to the technology adoption literature, ease of use and navigation are two critical components in determining Web site usability. This study also investigated the impact of specific individual differences (gender, computer anxiety, innovativeness, and computer self-efficacy).
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