Lasso, UT's Large-scale, Multi-touch Display
Testing the University's large-scale, multi-touch display was the first experience I had testing a piece of equipment, rather than a website. The most frustrating challenge was not developing the test itself, but orchestrating it—not only because it was a different kind of technology, but because we tested three users at a time. Coordinating everyone's schedules and working with the staff at the Texas Advanced Computing Center felt overwhelming at times. Being the most extroverted person on my team, though, was extremely useful in this regard. I learned that not only could I contribute to test planning and design, I could orchestrate the logistics of it as well, which can be—as I learned—half the battle of usability testing!
- Final Paper
User Study of a Large-scale, Multi-touch Display (Lasso): User Interaction and Collaboration in Single- and Multi-touch Enabled Applications on Lasso (PDF 187 KB)
- Appendices (PDF 551 KB)
- Conference Poster Publication
Collaboration on a Large-scale, Multi-touch Display: Asynchronous Interaction and Multiple-input Use (PDF 266 KB)
Henna Kim, Carlos Duarte, Yeolib Kim
Completed much of the literature review; helped develop task scenarios; recruited test participants from a conveniences sample of university staff and graduate students; coordinated test schedule; conducted tests; observed testing and recorded observations;
identified overall usability themes and problems; contributed to the final paper.