An Android Toolkit for Supporting Field Studies on Mobile Devices

Clemens Holzmann, Andreas Ernst Riegler, Dustin Steiner, Christian Grossauer

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Abstract

Evaluating mobile user interfaces in the field is a time-consuming and cumbersome task. In order to figure out how users interact with mobile apps or devices over an extended period of time, an automated logging of device usage and context information is necessary. In this paper, we present an Android app called automate toolkit for logging such data across arbitrary apps in a convenient and customizable way. It allows to trace usage information like visited screens and performed gestures as well as information about the context of use like device orientation and light conditions. The data is stored on the device for further analysis with statistical software. We made the toolkit available as open source software in order to support developers, designers and researchers in conducting field studies on Android devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMUM 2017 - 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsJulie Williamson, Stefan Schneegass
Pages473-479
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450353786
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2017
Event16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2017) - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 26 Nov 201729 Nov 2017
http://www.mum-conf.org/2017/

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2017)
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period26.11.201729.11.2017
Internet address

Keywords

  • field study
  • usability evaluation
  • software toolkit
  • Android app
  • Usability evaluation
  • Software toolkit
  • Field study

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