Presentations by 6 User Centric staff accepted to HFES 2006

April 21, 2006

Presentations by six User Centric staff have been accepted to this years' annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) conference. Wendy Yee, Jessica Buttimer and Neha Pathak's paper, '20+ Applications in 8 Weeks: Lessons from Large-Scale 'Checkpoint' Usability Testing', will be presented at the conference along with Agnieszka Bojko, Kevin Buffardi, Gavin Lew (of User Centric) and Edmond Israelski's (of Abbott Labs) paper, "Eye Tracking Study on the Impact of the Manufacturer's Logo and Multilingual Description on Drug Selection Performance".

The former presentation will focus on lessons learned during a complex usability testing project for a large technology organization. The session will outline the requirements involved in testing over twenty applications in an eight week period, including logistical, scheduling and reporting challenges. In addition to sharing the strategies and approaches actually implemented during this effort, the presentation will benefit audience members by providing recommendations and guidelines for conducting successful large-scale user research initiatives on their own.

The submission by Bojko, Buffardi, Lew and Israelski marks the seventh User Centric publication or presentation on eye tracking to be accepted by a major usability conference or journal. This presentation will describe a study that was conducted with standardized Abbott drug labels for domestic and international cartons. The objective of the study was to use eye tracking to determine the appropriateness of two label elements: an additional Abbott logo and a multilingual drug description. The presentation will describe the eye movement methods used and measures taken, as well as the results of the project, which indicated that the additional label elements could be safely introduced without hindering user performance.

The 2006 HFES Conference will be held in San Francisco from October 16-20. For more about this event, please visit here.

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