ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Memo workbench for semi-automated usability testing

Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht, Michael Kruppa, Sebastian Möller, Michael Quade

In this paper we present a new approach to the automation of usability evaluation for interactive systems. Design ideas or complete systems are modeled as a conditional state machine. Then, user interactions with the system are simulated on the basis of tasks, by first searching for possible solution paths and then generating deviations from these paths under consideration of user groups and system attributes. The approach has been implemented into a workbench which supports the modeling of the system and the evaluation of the simulations. We present first results for the reliability of the approach in modeling interactions with a spoken dialog system.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-461

Cite as: Engelbrecht, K.-P., Kruppa, M., Möller, S., Quade, M. (2008) Memo workbench for semi-automated usability testing. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 1662-1665, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-461

@inproceedings{engelbrecht08_interspeech,
  author={Klaus-Peter Engelbrecht and Michael Kruppa and Sebastian Möller and Michael Quade},
  title={{Memo workbench for semi-automated usability testing}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={1662--1665},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-461}
}