Development of Interactive Logger for Understanding User’s Interaction with Mobile Phone
User’s mobility while using mobile devices requires new types of usability testing methods different from conventional testing methods which are static, verbal, quantitative, indoor, virtual and unnatural. Software, IMOLO (interactive mobile logger) was developed for more practical usability testing for mobile devices. IMOLO allows designers to easily convert their visual interface design of display of mobile devices into a prototype. Conversion is made interactively by simply dragging and dropping. Users can join usability testing with real products in real context. All log data is automatically transmitted to the researcher’s server and is replayed exactly the same way the user interacted with mobile devices. IMOLO was found to be useful especially in the stage of validation test before product release.
KeywordsMobile phone prototyping Mobile usability
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