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
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period22/07/0727/07/07

    Keywords

    • Hybridmedia
    • usability
    • eye tracking
    • barcode reading

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