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Empirical Evaluation of User Experience in two Adaptive Mobile Application Prototypes

Leena Arhippainen
University of Oulu, Finland

Marika Tähti
University of Oulu, Finland

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Published in: MUM 2003. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 11:7, p. 27-34

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Published: 2003-12-10


ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Today’s applications such as ubiquitous systems are more and more aware of user’s habits and the context of use. The features of products and the context of use will affect the human’s experiences and preferences about the use of device. Thus; user experience in user-product interaction has been regarded as an important research topic in the mobile application design area. The purpose of this paper is to clarify how user experience can be evaluated in adaptive mobile applications. The user experience evaluations were performed through interviews and observation while test users were using PDA-based adaptive mobile application prototypes. As a result; this paper presents the analysis of the test methods for further user experience evaluations.

CR Categories: J.m [Computer Applications]: Miscellaneous; Experimentation; Human Factors.


Adaptation; HCI; mobile device; user experience evaluation


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