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Issue No.04 - Oct.-Dec. (2012 vol.11)
pp: 60-67
Antti Oulasvirta , Max Planck Institute for Informatics
ABSTRACT
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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