Development of a user experience evaluation framework for wearable devices

Young Woo Kim, Sol Hee Yoon, Hwan Hwangbo, Yong Gu Ji

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Abstract

Wearable devices such as smartwatch, tracker, and head-mounted display devices are commonly used along with the advance of IT. Users face novel user experiences owing to the “wearing” nature of wearable devices. However, until now there is no framework to assess the overall UX of a wearable device. Therefore, the objective of this study is to provide a systematic framework that assist in the evaluation and design of wearable devices. In this study, a framework was presented consisting of design space, evaluation factors, and context of use. It could classify each area into several subcategories based on the previous research. We carried out a case study of expert evaluation and user evaluation to investigate the applicability of the framework. For two types of wearable devices, HMD and smartwatch, the experts evaluated the correlation between the design spaces and the evaluating factors. Users also assessed the association between the two areas through questionnaires. Results showed that relation in between design space and evaluation factors alter by varying products. Although there are limitations on the number of subjects and UX factors, this study has significance in that it enables quick and systematic evaluation of wearable devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population
Subtitle of host publicationApplications, Services and Contexts - Third International Conference, ITAP 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsGavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy, Gavriel Salvendy, Jia Zhou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages53-67
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319585352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 14

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10298
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period17/7/917/7/14

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE, Korea) under Industrial Technology Innovation Program. No.10060517, ?Development of user-centered product design support system based on cognitive and affective information?.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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