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Usability Evaluation for Smart Phone Augmented Reality Application User Interface

스마트폰 증강현실 애플리케이션 사용자 인터페이스의 사용성 평가 방안

  • Received : 2010.12.07
  • Accepted : 2011.01.05
  • Published : 2011.02.28

Abstract

Augmented reality applications offering location based service on smart phone require attention to users and new usability evaluation methods. The aim of this paper is to introduce new usability principles for application development and usability evaluation, and conduct expert evaluation on the augmented reality applications. We created a set of usability principles by analyzing characteristic of augmented reality applications, and conducted expert evaluation on three augmented reality applications primarily used by smart phone users. In expert evaluation and filtering procedure, we identified six usability problems that three applications have in common and the improvement guideline for the usability problems. The results of expert evaluation was verified by user test with a prototype that was developed using the guidelines. It is expect that the results of this study can be presented usability principles of the augmented reality application and a method of usability evaluation in the middle of new technology development process.

Keywords

Usability User Interface;Expert Evaluation;Usability Principles;Augmented Reality;Smart Phone Application

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