The article “Activity evaluation: a video-based approach to iterative prototype design” by Grace Eden et al. has now been added to the ACM Digital Library
It was originally published in the IHM ’16: Actes de la 28iéme conférence francophone sur l’Interaction Homme-Machine.
Naturalistic prototype evaluation is an approach that can be used to assess a technology’s potential practical application in real-world settings and situations (its usefulness) and to evaluate the interface (its usability). This paper discusses our development of a novel prototype evaluation technique; the Activity Evaluation Framework (AEF). AEF is informed by a sociological orientation, Ethnomethodology and uses video in the analysis of participants’ ‘talk-in-interaction’ as they interact with technology. We discuss the use of AEF as a systematic and robust qualitative technique for the evaluation of both the usefulness and usability of prototypes.