The effect of test environment on usability testing

Alharbi, Abeer, Glauert, John and Mayhew, Pam (2014) The effect of test environment on usability testing. In: Proceedings of the International Conferences on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2014, Game and Entertainment Technologies 2014 and Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2014. IADIS, PRT, pp. 360-364. ISBN 9789898533227

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Improvements in networking and communication technologies enable the use of synchronous and asynchronous methods to support usability evaluation techniques when applied in different spatial and temporal situations. Usability testing has been described as the most frequent and appropriate technique used to evaluate website usability. One of the fundamental elements in the usability testing process is the test environment. When testing a website with remote users in their normal environments, other factors affect that environment (distraction, type of computer system and networking technologies) and may affect usability testing performance. A brief technical review of experimental studies (exploratory and comparative studies) based on the use of remote synchronous and asynchronous methods, is presented. A Review of literature leads to a discussion of some of the factors in remote usability evaluation environment and the reviewed literature reveals that there is a lack of studies investigating the effect of a user environment factors on usability testing, and a consequent failure to address them during usability evaluation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: environment,methods,remote,review,usability testing,computer science(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences

Faculty of Science
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Data Science and Statistics
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Computer Graphics (former - to 2018)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Interactive Graphics and Audio
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Smart Emerging Technologies
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 23:14
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 14:18

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