The International Workshop on Mobile and Networking Technologies for Social Applications (MONET'2008),part of the LNCS OnTheMove (OTM) Federated Conferences andWorkshops, November 4, 2008, Monterrey, Mexico
mobile technology; technologie mobile; paper prototyping; prototypes papier; mobile lab-based usability evaluations; évaluations en laboratoire de l'utilisabilité de technologies mobiles
The research presented in this paper is part of an ongoing investigation into how best to support meaningful lab-based usability evaluations of mobile technologies. In particular, we report on a comparative study of (a) a standard paper prototype of a mobile application used to perform an early-phase seated (static) usability evaluation, and (b) a pseudo-paper prototype created from the paper prototype used to perform an early-phase, contextually-relevant, mobile usability evaluation. We draw some initial conclusions regarding whether it is worth the added effort of conducting a usability evaluation of a pseudo-paper prototype in a contextually-relevant setting during early-phase user interface development.
The International Workshop on Mobile and Networking Technologies for Social Applications (MONET'2008) [Proceedings].