Usability Professionals' Association
2009 International Conference
Bringing Usability to Life
Making everyday things better
Choosing the correct measures to measure the usability of a system is still difficult. The objective of the workshop is to discuss and define appropriate sets of usability measures, particularly when establishing and evaluating requirements. We will look the best ways to perform these measures in different environments such as the web, software and mobile applications.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION AND ACTIVITIES
There is an ongoing discussion among practitioners on the most appropriate measures of usability. The objective of the workshop is to discuss and define appropriate sets of usability measures. Being able to express the usability of a system using quantitative measures makes the results of usability tests more convincing. Using adequate measures to express the usability of a system in numbers makes it possible to compare the results of different systems.
The goal of the workshop is to discuss and define a set of appropriate measures to measure usability. To be able to measure usability appropriately we want to address the following topics of discussion:
The measures that are most appropriate will depend on many factors including the type of system (for example website, software, or mobile application). During the workshop we will look for practical solutions for the questions above. By discussing them in small groups we will gather different views on these topics. During the plenary session we will combine these different views to define recommended sets of usability measures.
Leading developers of questionnaires and authorities in the field will be invited to initiate the workshop with a short presentation on their views and experience.
We invite usability practitioners who can contribute from their daily experiences to the discussion and to specify a best practice to measure usability of a system, as well as researchers in this area.
Should you choose to register for this session, you will need to complete a position paper. Workshops have limited attendence. In order to select attendees who can best contribute to the discussion, the session presenters will select attendees based on your position paper.
The template contains instructions for filling in the various areas. Provide information about what background and interests you have that are relevant to the session topic.
Save the form in Word or RTF format with a filename that has your last name followed by ”_position_paper”. For example, Smith_position_paper.rtf.
The due date for the Position Paper is May 4, 2009.
Please send your completed document to the session leader identified via email when you registered.
The session leader will notify you of your acceptance status to the workshop and then the registration office, will complete the registration process.
If you are not accepted, you will be able to register for a tutorial. For instance, if you registered during our Early Registration period but were not accepted to the workshop, you could register for any open Tutorial paying the Early Registration price.
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