Usability Evaluation for Life-logging Application

라이프로깅 애플리케이션 사용성 평가

  • 이조은 (상명대학교 감성공학과) ;
  • 권지은 (상명대학교 감성공학과)
  • Received : 2016.08.02
  • Accepted : 2016.09.20
  • Published : 2016.12.28


As user-centered design and content development emerge, the research and the establishment of items on usability evaluation are becoming more important. However, research on usability evaluation for digital systems in specific areas of mobile applications is still incomplete. Due to the recent development of wearable devices and smartphones, development and usage of quantified-self and life-logging applications has been rapidly increasing. This study aims to establish evaluation items and the main factors for the usability assessment of the applications that support life-logging services. In order to establish evaluation factors for life-logging application usability, we first gathered existing usability assessment items and selected the initial items through the Focus Group Interview(FGI). Second, we conducted user assessment surveys on the selected initial questionnaires and performed reliability and exploratory factor analyses based on the survey results. Third, through the statistical analyses results, we established 28 usability assessment items and four factors: recognition; functionality; aesthetics; and satisfaction. Finally, we discussed the expectations and limitations of the established usability assessment. The results from this paper could be used as a guideline for the usability assessment of life-logging applications and thus will contribute to effective content development.


Grant : 융.복합 콘텐츠 Social 감성인지와 Social Intelligence 모델 활용 Life Logging 기반 기술 개발

Supported by : 정보통신기술진흥센터


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