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dc.contributor.authorBowman, Doug A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGabbard, Joseph L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHix, Deborahen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-19T14:36:10Z
dc.date.available2013-06-19T14:36:10Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifierhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000541/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/20031
dc.description.abstractVirtual environments (VEs) are a relatively new type of human-computer interface in which users perceive and act in a three-dimensional world. The designers of such systems cannot rely solely on design guidelines for traditional two-dimensional interfaces, so usability evaluation is crucial for VEs. We present an overview of VE usability evaluation. First, we discuss some of the issues that differentiate VE usability evaluation from evaluation of traditional user interfaces such as GUIs. We also present a review of VE evaluation methods currently in use, and discuss a simple classification space for VE usability evaluation methods. This classification space provides a structured means for comparing evaluation methods according to three key characteristics: involvement of representative users, context of evaluation, and types of results produced. To illustrate these concepts, we compare two existing evaluation approaches: testbed evaluation [Bowman, Johnson, & Hodges, 1999], and sequential evaluation [Gabbard, Hix, & Swan, 1999]. We conclude by presenting novel ways to effectively link these two approaches to VE usability evaluation.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Universityen_US
dc.subjectUsability engineeringen_US
dc.titleUsability Evaluation in Virtual Environments: Classification and Comparison of Methodsen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.identifier.trnumberTR-01-17en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000541/01/VE_usability_presence.pdf


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