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      Expert Habits vs. UI Improvements: Re-Design of a Room Booking System

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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

      HCI, User interface design, low-fidelity prototyping, Visio, booking, booking systems, re-design

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          This paper presents the results of a case study examining prototyping as a method in re-designing a user interface (UI). In the case presented, a web-based room booking was re-designed. Running on a university web site, the existing system has caused much critique amongst its users. Their expectations for a new UI were increased ease of use, less effort required, and less time consumed. We prototyped a new UI using Visio and tested it with a small number of experienced and novice users. Our results partly favor the existing system and partly the new one. To our surprise, experienced users performed relatively poorer with the new UI considering their critique of the existing one. We found paper prototyping to be an efficient method to gain user feedback on usability issues and that a low-fidelity prototype does not automatically mean low-effort testing. We observed that visible-state UI elements can be demanding to test through paper prototyping.

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          High-Fidelity or Low-Fidelity, Paper or Computer? Choosing Attributes when Testing Web Prototypes

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              Contributors
              Conference
              September 2007
              September 2007
              : 1-4
              Affiliations
              [1 ]Sigma Kudos Sweden AB

              Chalmers University of Technology

              SE-412 96 Gothenburg
              [2 ]t2i Lab, www.t2i.se, CSE

              Chalmers University of Technology

              SE-412 96 Gothenburg
              [3 ]SW Engineering and Management

              IT University of Gothenburg

              SE-417 56 Gothenburg
              Article
              10.14236/ewic/HCI2007.59
              © Per A. Jonasson 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: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
              Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
              Categories
              Electronic Workshops in Computing

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