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Title: A comparison of field-based and lab-based experiments to evaluate user experience of personalised mobile devices
Authors: Sun, Xu
May, Andrew
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation © X. Sun and A. May
Citation: SUN, X. and MAY, A., 2013. A comparison of field-based and lab-based experiments to evaluate user experience of personalised mobile devices. Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Article ID 619767, 9pp.
Abstract: There is a growing debate in the literature regarding the tradeoffs between lab and field evaluation of mobile devices. This paper presents a comparison of field-based and lab-based experiments to evaluate user experience of personalised mobile devices at large sports events. A lab experiment is recommended when the testing focus is on the user interface and application-oriented usability related issues. However, the results suggest that a field experiment is more suitable for investigating a wider range of factors affecting the overall acceptability of the designed mobile service. Such factors include the system function and effects of actual usage contexts aspects. Where open and relaxed communication is important (e.g., where participant groups are naturally reticent to communicate), this is more readily promoted by the use of a field study.
Description: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Sponsor: This work has been carried out as part of the Philips Research Programme on Lifestyle.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1155/2013/619767
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21372
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/619767
ISSN: 1687-5893
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