Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105567
Title:
The role of usability labs in system design
Author:
Dillon, Andrew
Editors:
Megaw, E.D.
Citation:
The role of usability labs in system design 1988, 88:69-73 International Forum on Information and Documentation
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
International Forum on Information and Documentation
Issue Date:
1988
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105567
Submitted date:
2006-07-18
Abstract:
This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1988) The role of usability labs in systems design. In: E. Megaw (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 88. London: Taylor and Francis, 69-73. Abstract: The issue of usability is a central concern for contemporary system designers and a major focus of research in the domain of HCI. In an attempt to evaluate the usability of products some companies have invested heavily in the the development of so-called "usability labs". Consisting of sophisticated video recording equipment and observation facilities, these laboratories may well be expected to provide insight into the process of interaction that would otherwise remain hidden. Is this in fact the case? Are usability labs the universal panacea for the problems of evaluation? The present paper outlines the advantages and details the limitations of such facilities and argues that the problems lie less with the laboratory and more with the evaluator.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Human Computer Interaction; Hypertext and Hypermedia; User Studies; Information Systems

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.editorMegaw, E.D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-18T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:27:31Z-
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-07-18en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe role of usability labs in system design 1988, 88:69-73 International Forum on Information and Documentationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105567-
dc.description.abstractThis item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. (1988) The role of usability labs in systems design. In: E. Megaw (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 88. London: Taylor and Francis, 69-73. Abstract: The issue of usability is a central concern for contemporary system designers and a major focus of research in the domain of HCI. In an attempt to evaluate the usability of products some companies have invested heavily in the the development of so-called "usability labs". Consisting of sophisticated video recording equipment and observation facilities, these laboratories may well be expected to provide insight into the process of interaction that would otherwise remain hidden. Is this in fact the case? Are usability labs the universal panacea for the problems of evaluation? The present paper outlines the advantages and details the limitations of such facilities and argues that the problems lie less with the laboratory and more with the evaluator.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectHypertext and Hypermediaen_US
dc.subjectUser Studiesen_US
dc.subjectInformation Systemsen_US
dc.titleThe role of usability labs in system designen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational Forum on Information and Documentationen_US
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