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Advances in Usability Evaluation Part II

Edited by Francesco Rebelo, Marcelo M. Soares

CRC Press – 2012 – 660 pages

Series: Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series

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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.


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 system development: Applying to planning and proposing phase, R. Okubo, Y. Tanikawa and S. Fukuzumi

Ergonomics and Kaizen as Strategies for Competitiveness: A Theoretical and Practical Research in an Automotive Industry, L. Vieira, G. Balbinotti and L. Gontijo

Thinking-Action-Information Model-Based Research on Knowledge Work Process, P. Wen, Y. Zhang, S. Yi and S. Xiong

A Study on R&D Team Synergy-Oriented Knowledge Integration Model, S. Yi, L. Su and P. Wen

Assessment of Parameters of Accessibility Based on the Intuitive Use, R. Bento, C. Silva, E. Silva and M. Okimoto

Sustainable Communication Design: With Human Centered Research, M. Cadarso and F. Moreira da Silva

Using Virtual Environment to Investigate Way-Finding Behavior in Fire Emergency, F. Meng and W. Zhang

Using Thinking Process as a Thinking Tool for the Problem of the Policy of Chronic Illnes Refill Slip, T.-Y. Wu, C.-W. Tseng, W. Zhang and S.-H. Chang

A Cellular Automata Based Model as a Tool of the Organizational Culture Change Analysis, A. Kowalska-Styczeń

How Usage Context Shapes Evaluation and Adoption Criteria in Different Technologies, M. Ziefle and S. Himmel, Germany, and A. Holzinger

Biometrics Measurements and Data Processing Using CAPTIV Software, B. Kapitaniak and H. Arabi

China's Ministry of Minor Staff Based Measurement and Application, S.-Z. Hu, X. Zhou and G.-T. Li

A Study on Systematizing GUI Design Patterns for the Embedded System Products, I. Hirata, K. Mitsutani and T. Yamaoka

Section II: Theoretical Issues in Usability

Using Modeling and Simulation to Enhance Crewmember Survivability, L. Garrett and R. Kozycki

The Impact of Services Quality On Patient Trust and Satisfaction for Aged Patients, J. Liu and Y. Wang

Syntax and sequencing of assembly instructions, P. Thorvald, G. Backstrand, D. Hogberg and K. Case,

The Influence of Design in the Development of Exergames: A Practical Study in the Control of Obesity, M. Barros, A. Neves, W. Correia and M. Soares

The health of the pilot of modern machines and their inclusion in a risk society, E. Martins, M. Soares and L. Martins

Ergonomics, Usability and Virtual Reality: A review Applied to Consumer Product, C. Falcão and M. Soares

A Preliminary Study on Applying UD Principles for Sinage Assessment in Hospital Environment, C.-M. Yang, C.-H. Kao and C.-H. Lin

Approaches to the Intuitive Use in Emergency Situations, M. Okimoto, C. Silva and C. Miranda

Proposal of Human-Centered Design Process Support Environment for System Design and Development, Y. Tanikawa, R. Ookubo and S. Fukuzumi

Ergonomic Study on the Information Capacity of Isolating Language without Kanji Characters, M. Ikeda and T. Konosu

The Game is aFoot: Q&A Systems and the Future of HCI, S. Keates, UK and P. Varker

Benefits in the Production Process through the Acquisition of Competence in Ergonomics: Case Study of an Automotive Industry, A. Varasquin, G. Balbinotti and L. Vieira

Correlation between OCRA exposition index, posture and work cicle time, R. Oliveira and F. Masculo

A Review of Functional Evaluation Methods Used to Include People with Disabilities at Work, L. Martins, B. Barkokébas, Jr. and B. Guimarães

The Organizational Factors in the Causalities of Aircraft Accidents Related to Maintenance, R. Campos, E. Martins and M. Soares

Visual Monitoring System Applied to Team Workout - An Inclusive Design Monitoring System, J. Gago da Silva and F. Moreira da Silva

Users' Awareness of Computer Security and Usability Evaluation, R.-H. Kim, K.-S. Jeong, S.-E. Bae, Y.-K. Kwon, H.-S. Je, J.-W. Choi, D.-G. Shin and J.-S. Jang

An Empirical Approach for Driver-Driver Interaction Study: Attributes, Influence Factors and Framework, Y. Ba and W. Zhang

Section III: Usability in Web Environment

Why Should Home Networking be Complicated? A. Moallem

Delivering Intelligent Healthcare Web Services in a Cloud for Aging in Place, C.-Y. Chiang and C.-J. Su

The Role of Web Layout Design Factors in Modelling the Internet User Behavior, R. Michalski, J. Grobelny and W. Lindert

Web-Oriented Architecture for Long-Term Health Monitoring in a Cloud - Using Balance Ability Monitoring as an Example, C.-Y. Chiang, C.-J. Su and B. Jiang

Heuristic Evaluation For E-Commerce Web Pages Usability Assessment, K. Jach and M. Kuliński

Optimal Scroll Method to Browse Web Pages Using an Eye-Gaze Input System, A. Murata, K. Hayashi, M. Moriwaka, and T. Hayami

Usability Verification of Operation Method for Web Browsing on TV, K. Matsubara, A. Murata and T. Hayami

Evaluating WantEat: A social Network of People and Objects, A. Marcengo, A. Rapp, L. Console and R. Simeoni

Assessment of Customer Satisfaction and Usability Evaluation of Social Networking Service, R.-H. Kim, K.-S. Jeong, S.-E. Bae, Y.-K, Kwon, K.-J. Min, D.-S. Son, S.-H. Park and J.-S. Choi

Investigating Layout Preferences of Online Shop Buyers: A Case Study of a Purpose-Built Software and Its Evolution, M. Kuliński and K. Jach

Section IV: Miscellaneous

Aesthetic and Symbolic Aspects Versus Usability: Evaluation of Daily Use Product - Lemon Squeezer, J. Lanutti, L. Campos, D. Pereira, L. Mattos, E. Inokuti and L. Paschoarelli

Aesthetics Sells: Mobile Phone Sales as a Function of Phone Attractiveness, J. Quinn

Evaluation of the User's Emotional Interactions in the Use of Washing Machine, A. Neves and M. Okimoto

Juicy Salif – affective or functional design, J. van der Linden, A. Lacerda, R. Porto, L. Basso and M. Seferin

Ergonomics and emotional values in design process: The case study, Daciano da Costa, A. Moreira da Silva

Function versus emotion in a wheelchair design, P. Costa, F. Moreira da Silva and C. Figueredo

Materials Emotional Profile from the Point of View of Graduation Design Students in Portugal, P. Oliveira and F. Moreira da Silva

Ergonomics as an Important Factor of Change in Women’s Clothing at "Belle Époque" Period, M. Albuquerque

Cars Interior Design Customization as an Ergonomics Major Factor, P. Dinis and F. Moreira da Silva

Color in Urban Furniture: A Methodology For Urban Mapping and Wayshowing, M. Gamito and F. Moreira da Silva

Perceptive and ergonomics concerns in corporate visual identity, D. Martins and F. Moreira da Silva

Touristic information: The way finding and signage systems contribution for an inclusive design, J. Neves and F. Moreira da Silva

Ergonomic Garment Design for a Seamless Instrumented Swimsuit, G. Montagna, H. Carvalho, A. Catarino, F. Moreira da Silva and H. Albuquerque

Impact of background music on visual search performance , Yu and Y. Chengi

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