AUToMAte – Automated Usability Testing of Mobile Applications
The primary goal of the project is the development of an automated procedure for the effective and efficient implementation of usability tests on mobile platforms. It should support tests with an arbitrarily large number of users, over a long period of time, with the incorporation of the context of use (e.g. activity and viewing direction) and under real-world conditions. It will be prototypically implemented using state-of-the-art technologies, integrated into the software development process of companies and exemplarily evaluated in pilot projects. Key results of the project will be (i) a set of science-based techniques and methods for the assessment and interpretation of usability metrics for mobile applications and (ii) a practical software prototype for the automated execution of usability tests and its practical application in different companies from the fields of automation systems, application development, and mobile commerce
Duration: 06/2013 – 05/2016
Funding: Programme “COIN Aufbau” 4th Call, FFG
Role: Project lead
Mobile.OLD – Residential & Outdoor Services Advancing the Mobility of Older Persons
This goal of this research project is to advance the mobility of elderly people. This should be achieved by providing a combined smartphone and TV-based service infrastructure with residential and outdoor services that will be delivered in a highly personalised and intuitive way. The services aim at independent living and sustained mobility of elderly people. The Department of Mobile Computing will contribute by developing a set of mobile services for mental and physical training. These applications will allow elderly people to prepare for certain mobility situations in advance on the one hand, and they will provide situation-dependent assistance when the elderly person is mobile on the other hand.
Duration: 06/2012 – 05/2014
Funding: Active and Assisted Living Programme 4th Call, FFG
Role: Project partner
AIR – Advanced Interface Research
The goal of the project AIR (Advanced Interface Research) is to explore new ways of interaction with interactive systems in real-world scenarios, looking into the very specifics of the interaction contexts in these scenarios. Current and emerging interaction techniques are investigated in order to enhance the usability, user experience, accessibility, and the overall quality of products and delivered services. User-driven innovation approaches are developed and defined to reach these goals. The Department of Mobile Computing is mainly involved in the investigation of possibilities and potentials for the interaction with upcoming mobile user interfaces. Special emphasis will also be on the development of tools for the usability evaluation of mobile applications.
Duration: 07/2010 – 06/2013
Funding: COMET K-Project 3rd Call, FFG
Role: Project partner