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A Technique for Incorporating Dynamic Paths in Lab-Based Mobile Evaluations

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Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK (HCI)

British HCI Group Annual Conference

3 - 7 September 2007

Mobile technology, lab-based evaluation technique

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      Increasingly, lab evaluations of mobile applications are incorporating mobility. The inclusion of mobility alone, however, is insufficient to generate a realistic evaluation context since real-life users will typically be required to monitor their environment while moving through it. While field evaluations represent a more realistic evaluation context, such evaluations pose difficulties, including data capture and environmental control, which mean that a lab-based evaluation is often a more practical choice. This paper describes a novel evaluation technique that mimics a realistic mobile usage context in a lab setting. The technique requires that participants monitor their environment and change the route they are walking to avoid dynamically changing hazards (much as reallife users would be required to do). Two studies that employed this technique are described, and the results (which indicate the technique is useful) are discussed.

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            Affiliations
            National Research Council – Institute for Information Technology

            46 Dineen Drive

            Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 9W4
            Faculty of Computer Science

            University of New Brunswick

            540 Windsor Street

            Fredericton, NB

            Canada E3B 5A3
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            September 2007
            September 2007
            : 1-10
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2007.10
            © Murray Crease et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK

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            Proceedings of HCI 2007 The 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference University of Lancaster, UK
            HCI
            21
            Lancaster, UK
            3 - 7 September 2007
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            British HCI Group Annual Conference
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            Product Information: 1477-9358 BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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