Evaluating the Collaborative Critique Method

Tamara Babaian, Wendy Lucas , Mari-Klara Stein

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We introduce a new usability walkthrough method called Collaborative Critique (CC), which is inspired by the human-computer collaboration paradigm of system-user interaction. This method applies a “collaboration lens” to assessing the system’s behavior and its impact on the user’s efforts in the context of the task being performed. We present findings from a laboratory evaluation of the CC method with usability practitioners, in which the results of the CC walkthrough were compared to a benchmark set of problems collected via user testing with two experimental Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system tasks.The development of this new usability evaluation method was driven by the need for an approach that assesses the adequacy of the system’s support for reducing the user’s cognitive and physical effort in the context of the interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '12. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Editors Joseph A. Konstan , Ed H. Chi , Kristina Höök
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9781450310154
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 5 May 201210 May 2012
Conference number: 30


ConferenceThe ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
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