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User-centered Evaluations for Ubiquitous Computing Systems:  Best Known
Methods

NOTE:  Deadline for position paper submission is August 9th

Organizers:  Jean Scholtz (NIST, USA)
   Elham Tabassi (NIST, USA)
   Sunny Consolvo (Intel Research, Seattle, USA)
   Bill Schilit (Intel Research, Seattle, USA)

Workshop Home: www.nist.gov/ubicomp02

User-centered evaluations must be performed on ubiquitous computing
(ubicomp) systems to determine if they are meeting their users' needs.
There has been a growing number of papers on ubicomp systems in recent
literature that have included user-centered evaluations.  In this workshop,
we will leverage this work to see if evaluation practices have evolved to
the point where we as a community can codify and publicize a collection of
"best known methods" and supporting case studies.

Participants are asked to submit a position paper that suggests an
evaluation methodology and provides the methodology's advantages and
disadvantages.  Details on the format of the position paper can be found at
www.nist.gov/ubicomp02.  Participants should be ready to argue the validity
of their approaches and compare and contrast with other evaluative
techniques.  Prior to the workshop, the organizers will group the proposed
methodologies into similar topics and select a participant from each topic
to present those methodologies.  This requires pre-workshop interaction
between the participants and organizers.  Position papers should not exceed
4 pages.

For more information, contact Jean Scholtz, [log in to unmask]


Dr. Jean Scholtz
Visualization and Usability Group
NIST, MS 8940
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
301-975-2520
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