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Evaluating user interface systems research

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We will be discussing: Olsen, D.R. Jr. (2007). Evaluating user interface systems research. Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST’07), pp. 251-258.

Available online at: http://icie.cs.byu.edu/ResearchGuidance/SystemsResearchCriteria.pdf

Original abstract: The development of user interface systems has languished with the stability of desktop computing. Future systems, however, that are off-the-desktop, nomadic or physical in nature will involve new devices and new software systems for creating interactive applications. Simple usability testing is not adequate for evaluating complex systems. The problems with evaluating systems work are explored and a set of criteria for evaluating new UI systems work is presented.

Rubric for the reading group: Everyone attending is expected to read the paper in advance. Please bring a copy with you, preferably annotated with interesting reflections. The format of discussion will be a brief invited introduction/critique by two members of the group, followed by general discussion and informal mixing.

This talk is part of the Crucible/Microsoft HCI Reading Group series.

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