ViSE – A Virtual Smart Environment for Usability Evaluation

  • Stefan Propp
  • Peter Forbrig
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6409)


Within the research field of HCI task models are widely used for model-based development of interactive systems. Recently introduced approaches applied task models further to model cooperative behaviour of people interacting in smart environments. However there is a lack of usability methods to support the needs of evaluations during a model-based development process for smart environments. Particularly during early stages of development building a prototypical environment for user evaluations is resource consuming. To overcome the challenges we present a process model and according tool support. We provide the virtual smart environment ViSE to conduct expert evaluations and user studies during a user-centred design process, supporting iterative evaluations.


Model-based Usability Evaluation Task Models Smart Environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Propp
    • 1
  • Peter Forbrig
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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