Multimodal Usability

By Niels Ole Bernsen , Laila Dybkjær

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This book details what system developers need to know and need to be able to do in order to develop usable new multimodal applications. It covers the theory of modalities and multimodality and presents nine key multimodal usability parameters.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8488-2552-9
  • 448 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: October 3, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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This book is about how to develop and evaluate multimodal systems which are usable by, or fit, people. The main objective is to answer the practical question of what system developers need to know and be able to do in order to develop usable new multimodal applications. The need to know is addressed in the first part of the book, in which the role of development and evaluation for multimodal usability in the software engineering life-cycle is described, and 9 key multimodal usability parameters are presented as well as theory of modalities and multimodality. The need to be able to do is addressed in the second part of the book. The distinction between interleaved and iteratively performed (i) development for multimodal usability and (ii) evaluation for usability is discussed.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Structure, Usability, Readership.
  2. Creating a Model of Use.
  3. Modalities and Devices.
  4. Common Approaches, Methods, Planning.
  5. Question
  6. Answering.
  7. Meetings with Discussion.
  8. Observation of Users.
  9. Imagination.
  10. Interaction with the System.
  11. Lab Sessions with Subjects.
  12. Data Handling.
  13. Usability Data Analysis and Evaluation.
  14. Multimodal Usability: Conclusions and Future Work.

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