Abstract

As a basic and important term in the interaction design, usability is an overall rating of the degree of use in the human computer interaction, which guarantees the realization of interaction. Usability test is a necessary process in the human computer interface design. It is a process of through systematically collecting the usability data of interface and assessing and improving the data. Designers can enhance the usability through testing and improving the present interface; designers can also evaluate the usability of the present interface, borrowing its strongpoint, improving its shortcomings, and applying in the new design.Conducting sufficient usability test requires planning and attention to the evaluation details.In common, usability test methods for software take into considerations, planning usability questions, selecting a representative sample and recruiting participant s, and preparing the test materials and actualtest environment.In order to make a way to select an appropriate method to perform a usability test, this paper has introduced the usability test methods in the human computer interface design, then analyzed and summarized the methods and finally state of the art taxonomy is presented.

How to Cite
GHASEMIFARD, MAHBOUBEH SHAMSI, ABOL REZA RASOULI KENARI, VAHID AHMADI, Najmeh. A New View at Usability Test Methods of Interfaces for Human Computer Interaction. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], mar. 2015. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/1126>. Date accessed: 26 jan. 2021.