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dc.contributor.authorSomervell, Jacob Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T19:02:28Z
dc.date.available2011-08-22T19:02:28Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07122004-153037en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/11206
dc.description.abstractEvaluation is the key to effective interface design. It becomes even more important when the interfaces are for cutting edge technology, in application areas that are new and with little prior design knowledge. Knowing how to evaluate new interfaces can decrease development effort and increase the returns on resources spent on formative evaluation. The problem is that there are few, if any, readily available evaluation tools for these new interfaces. This work focuses on the creation and testing of a new set of heuristics that are tailored to the large screen information exhibit (LSIE) system class. This new set is created through a structured process that relies upon critical parameters associated with the notification systems design space. By inspecting example systems, performing claims analysis, categorizing claims, extracting design knowledge, and finally synthesizing heuristics; we have created a usable set of heuristics that is better equipped for supporting formative evaluation. Contributions of this work include: a structured heuristic creation process based on critical parameters, a new set of heuristics tailored to the LSIE system class, reusable design knowledge in the form of claims and high level design issues, and a new usability evaluation method comparison test. These contributions result from the creation of the heuristics and two studies that illustrate the usability and utility of the new heuristics.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartdissertation.pdfen_US
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dc.subjectcritical parametersen_US
dc.subjectnotification systemsen_US
dc.subjectheuristicsen_US
dc.subjectevaluationen_US
dc.titleDeveloping Heuristic Evaluation Methods for Large Screen Information Exhibits Based on Critical Parametersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMcCrickard, Donald Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNorth, Christopher L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBowman, Douglas A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCarroll, John M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHicks, Daviden_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07122004-153037en_US
dc.date.sdate2004-07-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-07-16
dc.date.adate2004-07-16en_US


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