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An Approach to Large-Scale Collection of Application Usage Data Over the Internet

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An Approach to Large-Scale Collection of Application Usage Data Over the Internet
Empirical evaluation of software systems in actual usage situations is critical in software engineering. Prototyping, beta testing, and usability testing are widely used to refine system requirements, detect anomalous or unexpected system and user behavior, and to evaluate software usefulness and usability. The World Wide Web enables cheap, rapid, and large-scale distribution of software for evaluation purposes. However, current techniques for collecting usage data have not kept pace with the opportunities presented by Web-based deployment. This paper presents an approach and prototype system that makes large-scale collection of usage data over the Internet a practical possibility. A general framework for comparing software monitoring systems is presented and used to compare the proposed approach to existing techniques. Keywords Internet-scale usability data collection, remote usability testing, user interface event monitoring, agent-based architectures, human-computer interaction and...
David M. Hilbert, David F. Redmiles
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ICSE
Authors David M. Hilbert, David F. Redmiles
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