Usability of hybridmedia services: PC and mobile applications compared

Jari Laarni, Liisa Lähteenmäki, Johanna Kuosmanen, Niklas Ravaja

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Abstract

The aim is to present results of a usability test of a prototype of a context-based personalized hybridmedia service for delivering product-specific information to consumers. We recorded participants’ eye movements when they used the service either with a camera phone or with the web browser of a PC. The participants’ task was to search for product-specific information from the food product database and test calculators by using both a PC and mobile user interface. Eye movements were measured by a head-mounted eye tracking system. Even though the completion of the tasks took longer when the participants used the mobile phone than when they used the PC, they could complete the tasks successfully with both interfaces. Provided that the barcode tag was not very small, taking pictures from the barcodes with a mobile phone was quite easy. Overall, the use of the service via the mobile phone provides a quite good alternative for the PC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI Internatoinal 2007
Subtitle of host publicationPart III
Place of PublicationBerlin - Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages918-925
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-73110-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-73108-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number4552
ISSN0302-9743

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period22/07/0727/07/07

Keywords

  • Hybridmedia
  • usability
  • eye tracking
  • barcode reading

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    Laarni, J., Lähteenmäki, L., Kuosmanen, J., & Ravaja, N. (2007). Usability of hybridmedia services: PC and mobile applications compared. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI Internatoinal 2007: Part III (pp. 918-925). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 4552 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73110-8_101