Usability training for Strategy Tools project


IE Lab team members Dr. Borchuluun Yadamsuren and Josipa Basic organized two-day usability workshop for the team members of Strategy Tools, Kids Tools and VRCbd project on September 13-14th, 2012. Dr. Katherine Mitchem and her research assistant Kelley Martin from California University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Cathy Thomas, assistant professor at the Department of Special Education at the University of Missouri, attended the workshop. Dr. Mitchem and her team collaborated with Dr. Fitzgerald on Strategy Tools, Kids Tools and VRCbd project, which are aimed towards the development of software tools to support children with disabilities in schools. The workshop was tailored to the needs of the participants and focused on the use of Morae 3.3 in data collection and analysis for usability testing of the information system on handheld devices. Workshop participants learned how to conduct a usability study using Think Aloud method. “We found the usability training very informative, interesting, and helpful” Dr. Mitchem said. “I particularly appreciated demonstrations of each part of the process and the opportunities to practice.”