Measuring Usability: Use HMM Emotion Method and Parameter Optimize

  • Lai Xiangwei
  • Bai Yun
  • Qiu Yuhui
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4221)


Usability evaluation increasingly used in the software development, especially for evaluation of user interaction designs. Software’s usability comprises the aspects effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction. The user emotional is the best reflection of user’s satisfaction degree. This paper presents the definition of a user satisfaction metric method based on the psychology emotion theories. A Hidden Makov model (HMM) was used to describe the experience-emotion mapping relationship. An artificial neural network was used to affirm the parameter of the emotional-satisfaction mapping. Moreover, we get an effective reflection either.


Software Usability Just Noticeable Difference Visual Display Terminal User Emotion Aspect Effectiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lai Xiangwei
    • 1
  • Bai Yun
    • 1
  • Qiu Yuhui
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer and Information ScienceSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

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