The Automate Toolkit Goes Open Source

In May 2016, the AUToMAte (Automated Usability Testing of Mobile Applications) project, funded by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG), has been finished successfully. The primary goal of the project was the development of an automated procedure for conducting usability tests on mobile platforms. Parts of the implementation have been published as open source project named automate toolkit under the GNU General Public License (GPL)...

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Eye-Tracking Study for Company ILLUSTREE

In an ongoing follow-up activity for the R&D project AUToMAte, our project partners of the Campus Steyr of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria conduct usability tests for the user experience design company ILLUSTREE Great User Experiences GmbH. The tests are focused on evaluating gaze behavior using the SMI Eye Tracking Glasses, both in mobile and stationary settings. A combination of think aloud methods and eye tracking is...

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Follow-Up Project with emporia Telecom GmbH & Co. KG

In a follow-up project for our R&D project AUToMAte, the new emporiaSMART phone developed by emporia Telecom GmbH & Co. KG will be evaluated. This Android-based smartphone, which was introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2015, has been designed to meet the needs of senior citizens and provides several unique features like the removable keyboard cover and a stylus for text input. We will test the emporiaSMART phone in the field with...

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Use of AUToMAte Software in SOCIALCARE Project

The software framework for automated usability testing of mobile applications, which is being developed in the AUToMAte project, will be used in the EU-project SOCIALCARE. This project aims to support and promote social innovation processes of citizen empowerment using innovative technological solutions including state-of-the-art mobile devices and body sensors. The framework will be used to support our project partners in user testing of...

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First Phase of the AUToMAte Project Successfully Completed

We are happy to announce that the first phase of the AUToMAte project, which started in June 2013 and ended in May 2015, has successfully been completed! All project goals have been met according to the funding guidelines of the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG) in the Cooperation and Innovation programme (COIN “Aufbau”). One of the goals in the first project phase was to acquire benchmark projects with a total sum of at least 10% of the...

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Mobile Usability Analysis of Universal.at Online Shop

As a follow-up project for the R&D project AUToMAte, the online shop of Universal Versand GmbH has been evaluated by our project partners at the Campus Steyr of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The online shop, which is run by the company UNITO Versand & Dienstleistungen GmbH, has been evaluated with mobile Android and iOS devices (smartphones and tablets). Among other things, eye tracking glasses were used to analyze...

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