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Assessing usability evaluation methods on their effectiveness to elicit verbal comments from children subjects

van Kesteran, Ilse E. H.; Bekker, Mathilde M.; Vermeeren, Arnold P.O.S . and Lloyd, Peter A. (2003). Assessing usability evaluation methods on their effectiveness to elicit verbal comments from children subjects. In: Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2003), 1-3 July 2003, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

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Abstract

An exploratory study is described looking at children's ability to provide verbal comments in usability evaluation sessions. Six evaluation methods were applied to test an interactive toy by children aged 6 and 7. The results show that most verbal comments were gathered during Active Intervention sessions, by asking children questions during tasks. Unexpectedly, the Co-Discovery sessions were less successful, because children did not collaborate very well. Children also provided useful comments in the Thinking Aloud, Retrospection, and Peer Tutoring sessions. They could reflect on their actions at the end of Retrospection sessions, and were able to teach other children how to interact with the toy in Peer Tutoring sessions.

Item Type: Conference Item
Extra Information: ISBN: 9781604231014
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 12858
Depositing User: Users 8128 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 07:37
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12858
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