TinyBlackBox: supporting mobile in-the-wild studies

Abstract

Most work investigating mobile HCI is carried out within controlled laboratory settings; these spaces are not representative of the real-world environments for which the technology will predominantly be used. The result of which can produce a skewed or inaccurate understanding of interaction behaviors and users– abilities. While mobile in-the-wild studies provide more realistic representations of technology usage, there are additional challenges to conducting data collection outside of the lab. In this paper we discuss these challenges and present TinyBlackBox, a standalone data collection framework to support mobile in-the-wild studies with today's smartphone and tablet devices.

Publication
Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility
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Kyle Montague
Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction