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Advances in Usability Evaluation Part II

1st Edition

Edited by Francesco Rebelo, Marcelo M. Soares

CRC Press

660 pages

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Successful interaction with products, tools and technologies depends on usable designs, accommodating the needs of potential users and does not require costly training. In this context, this book is concerned about emerging concepts, theories and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery and understanding of human interaction with products and systems for their improvement.

The book is organized into four sections that focus on the following subject matters:

• Usability Methods and Tools

• Theoretical Issues in Usability

• Usability in Web Environment

• Miscellaneous

In the section Usability Methods and Tools, studies related with new and improved methods and tools for the advancement in the efficiency of the usability studies is reported. In this context, this book provides studies, which cover everything from checklists and heuristics development to kaizen and biometrics measurement techniques. Also, the use of tools, like eye tracker, virtual reality and augmented reality is discussed.

The section Theoretical Issues in Usability concentrates on theorical approaches of usability that allow justifying the impact of usability in our lives. Review studies about the importance of usability and connections between ergonomics and virtual reality were reported. General approaches raised the concepts of modeling and simulation to explain changes in human performance and accidents.

The section Usability in Web Environment concentrates on studies associated with the use of the Internet environment and mainly discusses the development of new services and creates social communities. The section Miscellaneous shows various studies that focus on aesthetic, affective and emotional design, corporate and inclusive design.

Table of Contents

Section I: Usability Methods and Tools

Using Space Exploration Matrices to Evaluate Interaction with Virtual Environments, L. Teixeira, E. Duarte, J. Teles, M. Vital, F. Rebelo and F. Moreira da Silva

Measuring and Managing the Consistency and Effectiveness of Checklists Used to Assess Jobs at Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders, T. Albin

Can Virtual Reality Methodologies Improve the Quality of Life of People with Disabilities? L. Braccialli, F. Rebelo and L. Pereira

A Proposal of Usability Task Analysis for User Requirements and Evaluation, T. Yamaoka

An Application of the Objects' Layout Optimization Models in an Ergonomic Analysis - A Case Study, J. Koszela, J. Grobelny and R. Michalski

Eye Movement and Environmental Affordances in a Emergency Egress Task: A Pilot Study, P. Noriega, E. Vilar, F. Rebelo, L. Pereira and I. Santos

Comparing Likert and Pictorial Scales to Assess User Feedback, F. Campos, R. Belfort and W. Correia

Evaluation of Safety and Usability in Projectual Methodologies with Focus on Design of Physical Artifacts, W. Correia, F. Campos, M. Soares and M. Barros

Drillis and Contini Revisited, J. Peacock, M. Aravindakshan, T. Xin, C. Ping, L. Ping, F. Ding, , T. Chuan, Singapore, M. Hartono, Indonesia, and N. Stella

Usability Evaluation of a Virtual Reality System for Motor Skill Training, W. Jeon, M. Clamann, B. Zhu, G.-H. Gil and D. Kaber

"ERGOMASTER" - The Software Solution to Ergonomic Design of UI, J. Bessonova, A. Oboznov and A. Bakanov

Proposal of Human Interface Architect Framework – Application Human-Centered Design Process To Software / System Development Process, S. Fukuzumi and Y. Tanikawa

A Study on the Interaction Styles of an Augmented Reality Game for Active Learning with a Folk Festival Book, C.-W. Chiang and L.-C. Chen

UX Embodying and Systematizing Method to improve user experience in sys

About the Editors

Francisco Rebelo, Marcelo M. Soares

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety