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MIKE's PET: A participant-based experiment tracking tool for HCI practitioners using mobile devices
Author(s): Dean Mohamedally; Stefan Edlich; Enrico Klaus; Panayiotis Zaphiris
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Paper Abstract

Knowledge Elicitation (KE) methods are an integral part of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) practices. They are a key aspect to the synthesis of psychology empirical methods with requirements engineering, User Centred Design (UCD) and user evaluations. Examples of these methods include prototyping, focus groups, interviews, surveys and direct video observation. The MIKE project (Mobile Interactive Knowledge Elicitation) at the Centre for HCI Design, City University London, UK provides mobile cyberscience capabilities for HCI practitioners conducting such research while at stakeholder locations. This paper reports on the design and development of a new MIKE based tool, named PET, a Participant-based Experiment Tracking tool for HCI practitioners using Java-based (J2ME) mobile devices. PET integrates its user tracking techniques with the development of the second generation implementation of the CONKER (COllaborative Non-linear Knowledge Elicitation Repository) Web Service. We thus report further on CONKER v2.0's new capabilities developed to enable tighter collaboration and empirical data management between HCI practitioners, considering their UCD needs. The visualisation, tracking and recording of HCI participant-based datasets via PET is explored with close connectivity with the CONKER v2.0 Web Service, in order to provide mobile-web cyberscience for remote and local HCI practitioners.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6074, Multimedia on Mobile Devices II, 60740P (10 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641765
Show Author Affiliations
Dean Mohamedally, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)
Stefan Edlich, TFH-Berlin (Germany)
Enrico Klaus, TFH-Berlin (Germany)
Panayiotis Zaphiris, City Univ. London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6074:
Multimedia on Mobile Devices II
Reiner Creutzburg; Jarmo H. Takala; Chang Wen Chen, Editor(s)

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