Topic: collecting statistics on a UserInterface

topics > computer science > user interface > Group: testing and evaluating user interfaces

experimental results on programming
keystroke-level model for user interface evaluation
program statistics
testing user interfaces by transcripts


Automatic collection of statistics is far better than subjective questioning.
Subtopic: user statistics up

Quote: ZOG's UserInterface is instrumented to collect static, dynamic and log statistics [»robeG5_1981]
Quote: ZOG log statistics are a time stamped log of every keystroke and system response [»robeG5_1981]
Quote: a documentation manager can find out how a document is accessed by users [»carlPA_1988]
Quote: maintain time-stamped log of user operations [»smitJB6_1987]
Quote: automated usability testing by uploading statistics, suggestion boxes, and dialogue boxes that test user comprehension at error messages [»duttG9_1993]
Quote: use logs and analysis tools to study the use of web applications [»manbU8_2000]

Subtopic: analysis up

Quote: analyze use log by parsing it with a grammar [»smitJB6_1987]
Quote: Simscript has an 'accumulate' statement of automatically collecting statistics or a histogram [»simscrip_1971, OK]

Subtopic: surveys up

Quote: design a survey by first agreeing on what the result tabulations should look like [»joneTC4_1979b]

Subtopic: algorithms up

Quote: heuristic algorithm for dynamically calculating the median and other quantiles as the observations are generated [»jainR10_1985]
Quote: if a count reaches its limit, reduce by half, increment an overflow count in a hashed table, and set a flag; reverse for decrementing [»lampBW10_1983]

Subtopic: statistics up

Quote: a statistical result is stronger if fewer subjects yielded a given confidence level

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Topic: experimental results on programming (75 items)
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Topic: program statistics (27 items)
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Topic: testing user interfaces by transcripts
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