Evaluating PiP: optimising user acceptance testing via heuristic evaluation

    Research output: Other contribution

    Abstract

    Curriculum design is a potentially complex HCI task, exerting high levels of cognitive load on users. This brief contribution summarizes the use of heuristic evaluation techniques within the context of technology-supported curriculum design systems, as a precursor to user testing. The overall purpose of the PiP evaluation is to examine core project deliverables, to assess their fitness for purpose and their impact on wider institutional systems and processes. This involves - among other things - systems testing, the gathering and analysis of user data using a variety of research techniques in order to identify opportunities for system and process enhancements, interpreting the perceptions and reactions of primary and secondary stakeholders, and assessing the overall institutional impact of the project.  An additional objective is to use the findings from testing to share lessons with the HE sector about ways of improving curriculum design and approval processes. 
    LanguageEnglish
    TypeBlog post
    PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
    Number of pages3
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2012

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    Curricula
    heuristics
    acceptance
    Testing
    evaluation
    curriculum
    Human computer interaction
    fitness
    research method
    stakeholder

    Keywords

    • technology-supported curriculum design
    • heuristic evaluation
    • human-computer interaction
    • user testing
    • curriculum design repositories

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    3 p. Glasgow : University of Strathclyde. 2012, Blog post.

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