Issue No.02 - April-June (2007 vol.6)
Yang Li , University of Washington
Jason I. Hong , Carnegie Mellon University
James A. Landay , University of Washington and Intel Research Seattle
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MPRV.2007.28
Location-enhanced applications are the most widely adopted type of ubicomp application. However, they're hard to design and test. New Wizard of Oz techniques for testing location-enhanced applications allow efficient testing of prototypes in the early stages of design without deploying any sensing infrastructure. On the basis of the authors' experience in location-enhanced applications, they present general challenges and principles for designing WOz testing for ubicomp applications. In addition, they introduce two techniques for automating wizards' tasks and outline directions for designing better WOz testing support for ubicomp applications.
user interfaces, prototyping, design tools and techniques, ubiquitous computing, prototyping, Wizard of Oz, location-enhanced
Yang Li, Jason I. Hong, James A. Landay, "Design Challenges and Principles for Wizard of Oz Testing of Location-Enhanced Applications", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.6, no. 2, pp. 70-75, April-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2007.28