HCI research

Based on our work with 3D interactive content, we are also exploring how different input devices can be effectively used under different conditions. We have also developed new interactive user interfaces that can capture complex feedback in online surveys and can make usability and other types of evaluations more engaging for participants.

Evaluating and improving usability

While developing 3D volumetric visualizations, we saw a need to further test the performance and usability of input devices that should be both precise and easy to learn. In our user studies, we aim to test both the performance and usability aspects of input devices on diverse groups of participants to make sure the devices are reliable enough for real-world usage.

Our user studies usually include usability evaluations based on the standardized SUS questionnaire that can be tedious for participants to complete. For this reason we also started developing new interactive user interfaces for online surveys that are more engaging and can also better capture complex feedback, like the one needed in our mood and music research. Preliminary research has shown positive results in terms of perceived time and validity of results, and we are now working on open sourcing an extendable version of the Stripe interface that could be reused in a wide range of online surveys.

References
  • [PDF] M. Pesek, A. Isaković, G. Strle, and M. Marolt, "Improving the usability of online usability surveys with an interactive Stripe scale," in Interakcija človek-računalnik v informacijski družbi : zbornik 19. mednarodne multikonference Informacijska družba - IS 2016, 11. oktober 2016, [Ljubljana, Slovenija] : zvezek E : proceedings of the 19th International Multiconference Information Society - IS 2016, 11 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia : volume E, 2016, pp. 21-24.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{1537207235,
    author={Matevž Pesek and Alja Isaković and Gregor Strle and Matija Marolt},
    year={2016},
    pages={21-24},
    title={Improving the usability of online usability surveys with an interactive Stripe scale},
    booktitle={Interakcija človek-računalnik v informacijski družbi : zbornik 19. mednarodne multikonference Informacijska družba - IS 2016, 11. oktober 2016, [Ljubljana, Slovenija] : zvezek E : proceedings of the 19th International Multiconference Information Society - IS 2016, 11 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia : volume E},
    }
  • M. Pesek, P. Godec, M. Poredoš, G. Strle, J. Guna, E. S. Duh, M. Pogačnik, and M. Marolt, "Capturing the mood : evaluation of the moodstripe and moodgraph interfaces," in ICME 2014, 2014, pp. 1-5.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{10688340,
    author={Matevž Pesek and Primož Godec and Mojca Poredoš and Gregor Strle and Jože Guna and Emilija Stojmenova Duh and Matevž Pogačnik and Matija Marolt},
    year={2014},
    pages={1-5},
    title={Capturing the mood : evaluation of the moodstripe and moodgraph interfaces},
    booktitle={ICME 2014},
    }
  • M. Pesek, P. Godec, M. Poredoš, G. Strle, J. Guna, E. S. Duh, M. Pogačnik, and M. Marolt, "The MoodStripe - an evaluation of a novel visual interface as an alternative for online response gathering," in Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2014) - Ambient Media Usability, Interaction, and Smart Media Technologies : Helsinki, Finland, 26th October 2014, 2014, pp. 1-4.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{10941780,
    author={Matevž Pesek and Primož Godec and Mojca Poredoš and Gregor Strle and Jože Guna and Emilija Stojmenova Duh and Matevž Pogačnik and Matija Marolt},
    year={2014},
    pages={1-4},
    title={The MoodStripe - an evaluation of a novel visual interface as an alternative for online response gathering},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2014) - Ambient Media Usability, Interaction, and Smart Media Technologies : Helsinki, Finland, 26th October 2014},
    }
  • [PDF] P. Škrlj, J. Guna, C. Bohak, and M. Marolt, "Usability evaluation of input devices for navigation and interaction in 3D visualisation," in Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2014) - Ambient Media Usability, Interaction, and Smart Media Technologies : Helsinki, Finland, 26th October 2014, 2014, pp. 19-23.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{1536206019,
    author={Peter Škrlj and Jože Guna and Ciril Bohak and Matija Marolt},
    year={2014},
    pages={19-23},
    title={Usability evaluation of input devices for navigation and interaction in 3D visualisation},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience (SAME 2014) - Ambient Media Usability, Interaction, and Smart Media Technologies : Helsinki, Finland, 26th October 2014},
    }
  • M. Pesek, "Visualizing the compositional hierarchical model : the goal," in HAMR : hacking audio and music research, Oct. 25-26, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014, p. 1.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{1536036547,
    author={Matevž Pesek},
    year={2014},
    pages={1},
    title={Visualizing the compositional hierarchical model : the goal},
    booktitle={HAMR : hacking audio and music research, Oct. 25-26, 2014, Taipei, Taiwan},
    }
  • [PDF] C. Bohak and M. Marolt, "Kinect web kiosk framework," in Human factors in computing and informatics : proceedings, 2013, pp. 785-790.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{9949012,
    author={Ciril Bohak and Matija Marolt},
    year={2013},
    pages={785-790},
    title={Kinect web kiosk framework},
    booktitle={Human factors in computing and informatics : proceedings},
    }
  • [PDF] C. Bohak and M. Marolt, "Kinect Kiosk user experience evaluation," in Zbornik 16. mednarodne multikonference Informacijska družba - IS 2013, 7.-11. oktober 2013 [Ljubljana, Slovenija] : zvezek A : volume A, 2013, pp. 201-204.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{10187092,
    author={Ciril Bohak and Matija Marolt},
    year={2013},
    pages={201-204},
    title={Kinect Kiosk user experience evaluation},
    booktitle={Zbornik 16. mednarodne multikonference Informacijska družba - IS 2013, 7.-11. oktober 2013 [Ljubljana, Slovenija] : zvezek A : volume A},
    }
  • [PDF] C. Bohak, M. Niitsuma, and M. Marolt, "Controlling Mozart's dice music using acceleration sensors," in ICMC 2012 : non-cochlear sound, 2012, pp. 293-296.
    [Bibtex]
    @conference{9432404,
    author={Ciril Bohak and Masahiro Niitsuma and Matija Marolt},
    year={2012},
    pages={293-296},
    title={Controlling Mozart's dice music using acceleration sensors},
    booktitle={ICMC 2012 : non-cochlear sound},
    }