The user as wizard: A method for early involvement in the design and evaluation of adaptive systems

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Abstract

User testing tends to put participants in the role of the user. To evaluate complex systems (such as adaptive systems), a Wizard-of-Oz study may be used, where the role of the system is made easier by allowing somebody on the design team to perform part of it. In this paper, we propose a method whereby participants take the role of the system, allowing early user involvement in the design process. Participants¿ actions can inspire the design of adaptive algorithms, and their rationale can inspire evaluation criteria. We illustrate the method with a number of case studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth Workshop on User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Adaptive Systems
Subtitle of host publicationheld in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia & Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH'06)
EditorsStephan Weibelzahl, Alexandros Paramythis, Judith Masthoff
Pages460-469
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2006
EventFifth Workshop on User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Adaptive Systems, held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia & Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH'06), - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 20 Jun 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceFifth Workshop on User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Adaptive Systems, held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia & Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH'06),
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period20/06/06 → …

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Keywords

  • adaptive systems
  • user-centred design
  • personalization
  • evaluation

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Masthoff, J. (Accepted/In press). The user as wizard: A method for early involvement in the design and evaluation of adaptive systems. In S. Weibelzahl, A. Paramythis, & J. Masthoff (Eds.), Fifth Workshop on User-Centred Design and Evaluation of Adaptive Systems: held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia & Adaptive Web-based Systems (AH'06) (pp. 460-469 ) http://www.easy-hub.org/workshops/ah2006/doc/UCDEAS06_Masthoff.pdf