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Rethinking Experimental Designs for Field Evaluations
Oct.-Dec. 2012 (vol. 11 no. 4)
pp. 60-67
Antti Oulasvirta, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Laboratory-based usability evaluations are often inadequate for the post-desktop-computer era. Field studies challenge us to design evaluations as quasi-experiments that don't assume perfect control and randomization. Such evaluations are expensive, but there are ways to reduce costs.
Index Terms:
Usability,Mobile communication,Performance evaluation,Prototypes,Three dimensional displays,Context awareness,Laboratories,quasi-experimentation,usability evaluation,human-computer interaction,mobile applications,field evaluation
Citation:
Antti Oulasvirta, "Rethinking Experimental Designs for Field Evaluations," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 60-67, Oct.-Dec. 2012, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2011.84
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