Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Intuitive Interaction Based on Image Schemas
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Intuitive interaction is an important aspect of usability in interface design. This paper contributes to the research in this area by proposing a conceptual framework for evaluating intuitive interaction based on image schemas. The framework comprises four phases: goal identification, image schemas extraction, analysis and assessment. It quantifies intuitive interaction by comparing the image schemas envisaged by the designer of a product with those used by its users. The proposed framework is evaluated through a study involving 42 participants completing a set task with a product. The study identified the image schemas, which were correctly used in accordance with the designer's intent and those that were incorrectly used and contributed to the difficulties that many participants experienced. The inter-rater reliability and empirical validity were examined. The proposed framework provides a structured approach to usability testing by enabling both quantitative and qualitative evaluation of intuitive interaction.© The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The British Computer Society. All rights reserved.
Interacting with Computers
Obokhai Kess Asikhia, Rossitza Setchi, Yulia Hicks, and Andrew Walters, Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Intuitive Interaction Based on Image Schemas, Interact. Comput. 2015 : iwu050v1-iwu050
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Interacting with Computers following peer review. The version of record Interacting with Compututers (published online 20 January 2015) is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwu050
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