Cultural Aspects of the Think Aloud Usability Evaluation Methods (UEM)

Torkil Clemmensen, Qingxin Shi

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    Abstract

    In this short paper, we will focus on the impact of culture on the established Usability Evaluation Methods (UEM). The production and use of technologically advanced information and communication applications is no longer restricted to the Western world. There are indications that usability testing procedures developed for use in e.g. Europe or the US fail to give reliable results in countries such as India, China or Malaysia. The paper discuss results from pilot studies which indicate that different parts of the think aloud usability testing procedure – verbal reminders, gestures and the language used – are important in different regions of the world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of The Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium. DHRS 2006
    EditorsOlav Bertelsen, Martin Brynskov, Peter Dalsgaard, Ole Sejer Iversen, Marianne Graves Petersen, Michael Wetterstrand
    Number of pages2
    Place of PublicationAarhus
    PublisherAarhus Universitet
    Publication date2006
    Pages17-18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium 2006, University of Århus - Århus, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Nov 200615 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    ConferenceThe Sixth Danish Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Symposium 2006, University of Århus
    Number6
    CountryDenmark
    CityÅrhus
    Period15/11/200615/11/2006

    Keywords

    • Think aloud
    • Usability evaluation method
    • Culture

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