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Three is a crowd? Our experience of testing large-scale social software in a usability lab

conference contribution
posted on 01.01.2015, 00:00 authored by D McKay, K Awori, Hasan FerdousHasan Ferdous
'In the wild' testing has been the cornerstone of HCI in past attempts to create large scale social software, such as conference software. Conversely mobile software is frequently tested in a lab environment, thus banishing typical context of use. In this paper we present our attempt at merging the two approaches for conference social software. We tested in the lab, but attempted to replicate some of the social context of field-based testing. We report our learnings and propose future research for this type of hybrid testing.

History

Event

Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group. Conference (27th : 2015 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Series

Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group Conference

Pagination

407 - 411

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

Start date

07/12/2015

End date

10/12/2015

ISBN-13

9781450336734

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2015, the owner/author(s)

Editor/Contributor(s)

B Ploderer, M Carter, M Gibbs, W Smith, F Vetere

Title of proceedings

OzCHI 2015: Being human : Proceedings of the 27th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2015