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Hi - Note Kat's recommendation to visit Gareth William's blog
ww.90percentofeverything.com. This is a great site for people who are a bit
handy because purchasing a manufactured sled + camera assembly that clips on
to a mobile device is costly. Judy Keeley (www.judykeeley.com) has posted
the PPT of a presentation she gave at a recent Boston UPA conference on how
she set up a mobile study. In the presentation she has several slides on the
pros and cons of the 3 common approaches: head mounted camera, stationary
camera, and attaching the camera to the device. 

thanks to everyone who responded to my question!

Kay

Kay Corry Aubrey, user-centered research and design 
Usability Resources Inc | www.UsabilityResources.net |
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-----Original Message-----
From: ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of kat gm
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 11:50 AM
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Subject: Re: Seeking advice on mobile device cameras

Hi, here's a pretty great guide and discussion by Harry Brignull on how to
use a regular webcam and make a sled to hold it to record a mobile testing
session in close-up (and there are notes on using Morae with it).

In my experience a test run is a very good idea, just to ensure camera can
focus at such close proximity and check lighting and reflection on the
screen in the environment in which you are testing.

Another tip from Harry "...be sure to turn on manual focus, or you'll find
the camera will keep trying to focus on the user's fingers rather than the
screen"...(A good tip, as an issue I've encountered!)


Hope that helps here's the link
http://www.90percentofeverything.com/2010/05/07/quick-tip-make-your-own-ipho
ne-usability-testing-sled-for-5/


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Regards

Katrina


Independent consultant

Research and Design Strategy

I don't know if it would be fit for purpose or work with Morae but my
husband purchased a very small and mobile video camera that was very cheap.
It can even mounted it on the side of his head when we went skiing (it is
that small).  I don't see why it wouldn't work with Morae as it connects
with USB. Might be good as so small and light and easy to attached to
things.

See Tachyon XC
http://www.tachyoninc.com/index.html

Regards
Tania Lang
Peak Usability

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-----Original Message-----
From: ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion)
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kay Corry Aubrey
Sent: Friday, 27 May 2011 12:23 AM
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Subject: [CHI-WEB] Seeking advice on mobile device cameras

Hi - I am in the process of purchasing a camera that I can use for mobile
device usability studies. It needs to work with Morae. What I want is a
camera that can catch the user's hand and finger movements over a mobile
phone and tablet as they are seated in a couch or other natural setting. I'd
like the user to be able to move freely so it might be necessary to purchase
a camera that attaches to the device. 

I have other cameras that can take longer range shots - it is the closeup
view that I need, but a close up that does not get in the way of using the
product. 

Are folks on the list using a camera they are particularly happy with? Which
cameras should be avoided for this purpose? I prefer to know about cameras
that are not pricey but still do the job. 

I will C&S for the list -

Thanks,

Kay

Kay Corry Aubrey, user-centered research and design Usability Resources Inc
| www.UsabilityResources.net | [log in to unmask]
Phone: 781-275-3020 | Fax: 1-781-998-0325

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