Using a Hybrid Method to Evaluate the Usability of a 3D Virtual World User Interface

Sawyerr, William and Brown, Elaine and Hobbs, Mike (2013) Using a Hybrid Method to Evaluate the Usability of a 3D Virtual World User Interface. International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science (IJITCS). ISSN 2091-1610

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Abstract

One of the current problems for Human-Computer Interaction is the limitation of methods to functionally evaluate usability in 3D virtual world applications. This paper describes a hybrid usability evaluation method which we use to conduct an expert review of the user interface of a 3D virtual world application in Second Life. With the walkthrough highlighting ‘in-world’ task-based problems and heuristics focusing on the user interface, the hybrid method was very effective in capturing usability problems. We therefore conclude that using a hybrid method for usability evaluation in 3D virtual world applications may be more effective than using a single-perspective method.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Sawyerr, W., Brown, E. & Hobbs, M., 2013. Using a Hybrid Method to Evaluate the Usability of a 3D Virtual World User Interface. International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science (IJITCS), 8(2), pp.66–74..
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 15:52
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:54
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/600756

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