Considerations in Prototype Testing

Considerations in Prototype Testing

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Monday, January 27, 2020

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Add to calendar

238 Azrieli Pavilion

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Host Organization: CLUE
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Krysta Chauncey, Scientist, Charles River Analytics


Complex modern software offers endless potential for accomplishing work, but in trying to realize that potential and meet user needs, it often becomes so over-featured that it is does not offer effective task support. We know that user needs vary across users, tasks, expertise levels, and setting, so adapting interfaces to support that variation seems obvious--and indeed adaptive interfaces go back decades. However, adaptive interfaces are expensive to develop, and the benefits are often unclear. In order to direct efforts to develop adaptive interface capabilities, we measured human task performance on ecologically valid tasks and comparing performance with adaptive support to tasks without adaptive support. We also collected validated measures of individual differences such as Extroversion and Need for Cognition, and will discuss the implications of these findings for when and how to create adaptive task support tools.


Dr. Chauncey received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Tufts University in 2009, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in brain-computer interfaces with the National Research Council in 2011. She has extensive experience in hybrid teaming, psychometrics, psychophysiology, experimental design, and human performance measurement, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings. Her prior research has included behavioral, psychophysiological and neurocognitive research to support human task performance in the medical, military, transportation, and financial domains, as well as in basic Human-Computer Interaction research. She currently works at Charles River Analytics, where she designs and manages research on human team task performance and virtual training.