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Remote Usability Evaluation at a Glance

Castillo, Jose C and Rex Hartson, H and Hix, Deborah (1997) Remote Usability Evaluation at a Glance. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-97-12, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Much traditional user interface evaluation is conducted in usability laboratories, where a small number of selected users is directly observed by trained evaluators. However, as the network itself and the remote work setting have become intrinsic parts of usage patterns, evaluators often have limited access to representative users for usability evaluation in the laboratory and the users' work context is difficult or impossible to reproduce in a laboratory setting. These barriers to usability evaluation led to extending the concept of usability evaluation beyond the laboratory, typically using the network itself as a bridge to take interface evaluation to a broad range of users in their natural work settings.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:469
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001
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