FORMATIVE USER-CENTERED USABILITY EVALUATION OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Costin Pribeanu, Alexandru Balog, Dragoş Daniel Iordache

Abstract

The mix of real and virtual requires appropriate interaction techniques that have to be evaluated with users in order to avoid usability problems. Formative usability aims at finding usability problems as early as possible in the development life cycle and is suitable to support the development of novel interactive systems. This work presents an approach to user-centered evaluation of a Biology scenario developed on an Augmented Reality educational platform. The evaluation has been carried on during and before a summer school held within the ARiSE research project. The basic idea was to perform usability evaluation twice. In this respect, we conducted user testing with a small number of students during a summer school in order to get a fast feedback from users having good knowledge in Biology. Then, we repeated the user testing in different conditions and with a relatively larger number of representative users. In this paper we describe both experiments and compare the usability evaluation results.

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Pribeanu C., Balog A. and Daniel Iordache D. (2008). FORMATIVE USER-CENTERED USABILITY EVALUATION OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-53-1, pages 65-72. DOI: 10.5220/0001883000650072


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft08,
author={Costin Pribeanu and Alexandru Balog and Dragoş Daniel Iordache},
title={FORMATIVE USER-CENTERED USABILITY EVALUATION OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,},
year={2008},
pages={65-72},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001883000650072},
isbn={978-989-8111-53-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 3: ICSOFT,
TI - FORMATIVE USER-CENTERED USABILITY EVALUATION OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8111-53-1
AU - Pribeanu C.
AU - Balog A.
AU - Daniel Iordache D.
PY - 2008
SP - 65
EP - 72
DO - 10.5220/0001883000650072