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Usability testing of notification interfaces: are we focused on the best metrics?

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Usability testing of notification interfaces: are we focused on the best metrics?
Notification interfaces that continuously present peripheral information have received increasing interest within the HCI community, especially those supporting awareness of others’ activities. While recent empirical studies have focused on information design aspects of peripheral displays, there have been few reported studies that comparatively evaluate actual systems. To this end, this article describes our efforts in comparing three interfaces that inform a remote user about activities within a given setting. Our data allow conclusions about comparative interface usability and preference, and provide an indication about metrics that are valuable to focus on in evaluations for these types of interfaces. In particular, we find that quantitative, performance related metrics, such as the correctness of notification interpretation and interruption to a primary task, are much less conclusive for fully implemented peripheral interfaces than qualitative judgments based on the usage exper...
John E. Booker, Christa M. Chewar, D. Scott McCric
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ACMSE
Authors John E. Booker, Christa M. Chewar, D. Scott McCrickard
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