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Development and evaluation of a computer-based laboratory teaching tool

N. M. Avouris, N. Tselios, E. C. Tatakis
2001 Computer Applications in Engineering Education  
Finally issues and techniques relating with usability evaluation of instructional software are described with examples of application of these techniques during the design and experimental use of electrical-machines  ...  This paper focuses on our experience of developing and evaluating a tool for computer-assisted teaching of engineering laboratory courses.  ...  In this paper we describe our experience with designing, developing and evaluating educational software for supporting laboratory work.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cae.1001 fatcat:4zcut4rmf5aj7mdtmaqlur4hne

It's worth the hassle!

Christian Monrad Nielsen, Michael Overgaard, Michael Bach Pedersen, Jan Stage, Sigge Stenild
2006 Proceedings of the 4th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction changing roles - NordiCHI '06  
In the field-based evaluation we identified significantly more usability problems and this setting revealed problems with interaction style and cognitive load that were not identified in the laboratory  ...  The distinction between field and laboratory is classical in research methodology.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Net-Mill, Vitus Bering Technical School and Mads Carlsen, Aalborg University for making this experiment possible, and the three anonymous reviewers for constructive and helpful  ... 
doi:10.1145/1182475.1182504 dblp:conf/nordichi/NielsenOPSS06 fatcat:7sqpbav3izdxjeohvzu4mc2kwq

A Study on the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate Online Teaching Laboratory With Semantic Mechanism From a Student Perspective

Gustavo Gutiérrez-Carreón, Thanasis Daradoumis, Josep Jorba, Mary-Carmen Peña-Gomar
2020 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
Findings: On the one hand, the online laboratory provided students with an easy way to share and deploy instruments and devices, thus enhancing system usability.  ...  Aim/Purpose: The current study was conducted to investigate the students' perceived satisfaction with the use of a semantic-based online laboratory, which provides students with a search mechanism for  ...  All this is done to provide them with a tool with better usability and learning experience and with less cognitive load, thus enabling them to attain a more satisfactory learning.  ... 
doi:10.28945/4624 fatcat:taihnrnqwngrtj6z2bdgtktn2y

New techniques for usability evaluation of mobile systems

Jesper Kjeldskov, Jan Stage
2004 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
This paper presents and evaluates six techniques for evaluating the usability of mobile computer systems in laboratory settings.  ...  The six techniques are evaluated through two usability experiments where walking in a pedestrian street was used as a reference.  ...  Thomsen who participated in the conduction of the two experiments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2003.11.001 fatcat:zb653dx5jve77nwjkerkcnxx54

Comparing Remote Laboratories from the Student Perspective

Ramón Tirado, Reyes S. Herrera, Marco A. Márquez, Andrés Mejías, José M. Andújar
2015 IFAC-PapersOnLine  
To achieve it, the Technology Acceptation Model is used and usability and usefulness are the considered factors.  ...  To achieve it, the Technology Acceptation Model is used and usability and usefulness are the considered factors.  ...  With the aim of checking the acceptation by the students of two kinds of developed remote laboratories (photovoltaic panels and electric machines) in Higher Education, a pilot experience is carried out  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.11.233 fatcat:nkaplj3mtjc2vdwehwr63adjva

Usability studies of WWW sites

Laurie Kantner, Stephanie Rosenbaum
1997 Proceedings of the 15th annual international conference on Computer documentation - SIGDOC '97  
PREREQUISITES FOR ASSESSING WEB SITE USABILITY The two methods discussed in this paper for assessing the usability of web sites both require the usability specialist to have three vital pieces of background  ...  This paper describes the strengths and weaknesses of two usability assessment methods frequently applied to web sites.  ...  They're conducted by usability specialists, domain experts, or-preferably-by "double experts" with both usability and domain experience.  ... 
doi:10.1145/263367.263388 dblp:conf/sigdoc/KantnerR97 fatcat:aqd7emvevrdlpolrrsr2r2ef7i

Usability testing of mobile ICT for clinical settings: Methodological and practical challenges

Dag Svanæs, Ole Andreas Alsos, Yngve Dahl
2010 International Journal of Medical Informatics  
The two experiments We will report here from two usability evaluations done in the usability laboratory by the authors.  ...  The usability tests were done in our usability laboratory with a replication of a patient room with a hospital bed, a touch screen bedside terminal, and a PDA.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.06.014 pmid:18789753 fatcat:yqvou7shmfftnnpxdeb6ddjgrq

Implementation, Effectiveness and Experience With Remote Laboratory in Engineering Education

Andreja Rojko, Matjaž Debevc, Darko Hercog
2009 Organizacija  
The laboratory does not only represent the framework for the experiment implementation, but it also offers courses with complete documentation, therefore courses can be performed on distance.  ...  One of the possible solutions are the remote laboratories which offer the possibility of the implementation of real remote laboratory experiments in the educational institutions' laboratories and, therefore  ...  Acknowledgment The work was done in the framework of the European LEONARDO DA VINCI project "MeRLab -Innovative Remote Laboratory in the E-training of Mechatronics", as well as in the framework of the  ... 
doi:10.2478/v10051-008-0025-3 fatcat:l2r2kcldpvftjjlm3hw44ghtyu

Measuring Learnability through Virtual Reality Laboratory Application: A User Study

Ghazala Rasheed, Muzafar Khan, Noman Malik, Adnan Akhunzada
2021 Sustainability  
The results revealed that the students' learning using the virtual laboratory application was better compared with the control group.  ...  The usability questionnaire was also completed by 92 students of the experimental group to assess the application interface.  ...  A System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire was used to acquire data about the usability and learning experience of a virtual laboratory.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su131910812 fatcat:f2nejifcpzb2dnnl4iixdc3vny

Backtracking Events as Indicators of Usability Problems in Creation-Oriented Applications

David Akers, Robin Jeffries, Matthew Simpson, Terry Winograd
2012 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
traditional laboratory usability testing.  ...  Evaluating such applications requires testing a large pool of participants to capture the diversity of experience, but traditional usability testing can be prohibitively expensive.  ...  Section 6 describes an experiment to compare backtracking analysis with traditional laboratory usability testing (Q3).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2240156.2240164 fatcat:fow2jwmgenfepkguvcb2h3lmrm

Empirical study of Team Usability Testing: a laboratory experiment

Dalma Geszten, Balázs Péter Hámornik, Károly Hercegfi
2020 Cognition, Technology & Work  
A laboratory experiment and a field study constitute the two main phases of the creation of the usability testing method.  ...  In this paper, the results of the laboratory experiment and its implications for the field study will be discussed.  ...  First, we performed a laboratory experiment, with a high degree of experimental control.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10111-020-00647-8 fatcat:qiyd4ouxczbqfhtlgtc36ixhqi

Role Of Context In Usability Evaluations: A Review

Munesh Chandra Trivedi
2012 Advanced Computing An International Journal  
Usability testing is performed in natural environment (field) or artificial environment (laboratory). The result of usability evaluation is affected by the environment in which it is carried out.  ...  Usability is often defined as the ability of a system to carry out specific tasks by specific users in a specific context. Usability evaluation involves testing the system for its expected usability.  ...  User experiments have been conducted in a laboratory with seven test persons where the environmental conditions were changed.  ... 
doi:10.5121/acij.2012.3208 fatcat:5hz6y3rp3fgndfbhcwfwwxa5ha

Combining experimental and inquiry methods in software usability evaluation

Nektarios Kostaras, Dimitris Stavrinoudis, Stavroula Sokoli, Michalis Xenos
2010 Journal of Systems and Information Technology  
Design/methodology/approach -The evaluation for this experiment combined different usability methods, both experimental and inquiry ones.  ...  Findings -In this study, usability problems regarding the LvS educational software were revealed as well as issues regarding the use of Thinking Aloud Protocol method and involving users with a specific  ...  There are various settings of usability laboratories.  ... 
doi:10.1108/13287261011042921 fatcat:thgag2ifn5fm3m44hu6rphbcmu

Debunking Health IT Usability Myths

Y. Xiao, L. Chapman, N. Staggers
2013 Applied Clinical Informatics  
This editorial debunks five common myths about usability (1) usability only concerns the look and feel of a product and is, therefore, only a minor concern, (2) usability is not measurable, (3) usability  ...  Although usability is receiving more attention nationally and internationally, myths about usability persist.  ...  Clinical simulation laboratories can also function as usability laboratories [3, 25] , so any existing simulation laboratories can serve a dual purpose for conducting usability studies as well as traditional  ... 
doi:10.4338/aci-2013-03-ie-0016 pmid:23874361 pmcid:PMC3716421 fatcat:codq2itimvezxc4ylmhfai2p6q

Enhancing the informatics evaluation toolkit with remote usability testing

Brian E Dixon
2009 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
A case study presents the experiences with remote usability testing when evaluating a Web site designed for health informatics knowledge dissemination.  ...  Remotely testing an application can greatly enhance the number of users who can iteratively interact with a product, and it can reduce the costs associated with usability testing.  ...  Acknowledgements This paper is derived from work supported under a contract with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (290-04-0016).  ... 
pmid:20351839 pmcid:PMC2815364 fatcat:flegtlxru5ff5pu7ng4v6ntkgq
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