The aim of the workshop is to collect, share and discuss novel approaches that support and augment the (semi-)automatic evaluation of (complex) interactive applications focusing on the user interface.
There exist many guidelines, norms, and standards on how usability can be evaluated (ISO 9241, W3C WCAG, VDI/VDE 3850, …). However, the evaluation itself is still to be executed by humans. This can be a tedious, erroneous, lengthy and expensive task. Furthermore, the results can vary depending on the executing expert. Therefore, this important stage in the development of interactive applications is often shortened or omitted altogether. Therefore, it is desirable to both support and streamline the evaluation of the usability of an application.
Augmenting and supporting the evaluation of the usability can be achieved with regard to many different channels and means, e.g.:
The support may or may not replace the human in the loop. It is expected that in most cases, humans will still have the last word when it comes to classifying and judging the results of the support. Hence a full automatization will be a topic of the future, currently we look forward to many ways of an augmentation of the evaluation process in usability engineering.
Different communities and disciplines are involved in developing such a topic, both in the research and in the development practice. We expect to discuss relevant contributions from computer scientists, designers, Data and AI experts, psychologists, etc. The workshop’s goal is to set-up a heterogenous community for future information exchange.
We seek for any contribution of approaches that support and augment the (semi-)automatic evaluation of (complex) interactive applications focusing on the user interface.
The workshop contributions (up to 6 pages long) can either be in German or in English language. The submitted papers must follow the writing guidelines.
The talking language during the workshop depends on the participants. If we have international participants the language will be English, otherwise German.
The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings as a workshop volume. Submission of the workshop contributions will be done with the conference management system ConfTool.
There will be a special issue of the i-com (Journal of Interactive Media) in 2023 (deadline in March 2023). Authors of the best submitted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their workshop paper to the special issue of i-com.
To ensure a hight quality of the papers, there will be a single-blind review process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least 2 committee members.
The workshop will tak place in the morning of Wednesday, 7th of September 2022. It will last 4 hours (half-day) long.
Currently it is structered as follows:
- Welcome, introduction, presentations by authors (2 hours)
* Identification of topics for discussion, division into groups
- Discussion in groups incl. breaks (1,5 hours)
* Document results in the groups (e.g. flipcharts, tablecloths (paper), photos, mindmap)
- Presentation of results and conclusion (0,5 hours)
15.06.2022: Submission deadline
13.07.2022: Notification of reviews