Methodology to Apply a Usability Testing by Non Specialized People: Evaluation of the European Platform "e-Exhibitions"

  • Elisângela Vilar
  • Ernesto Filgueiras
  • Francisco Rebelo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4566)


This paper presents a methodology developed to the Usability analysis of a platform to create and publish virtual exhibitions (e-Exhibitions Platform). This methodology was developed considering its application by anybody without large experience in usability testing. The methodology was applied with success in Portugal, Italy and Germany with a sample of 18 subjects. This methodology intends to fill the gap related to the long-distance usability testing applied by people without experience in this kind of test.


Usability Testing Methodology Usability tools Protocol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisângela Vilar
    • 1
  • Ernesto Filgueiras
    • 1
  • Francisco Rebelo
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of Lisbon, FMH, Estrada da Costa, 1495-688 Cruz Quebrada- DafundoPortugal

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