This paper investigates the appropriation of multi-user digital collaboration tools for use in an HCI-related educational context. Specifically, we assess the suitability of three specific tools for in-class heuristic evaluations in a small-scale study over two consecutive semesters. The goal of the in-class activity was not only to experience a heuristic evaluation first-hand, but also to foster active collaboration between participants and facilitate reflection about the process. Based on the results, we identify requirements for key functionalities of digital tools to support such group-based heuristic evaluation settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTagungsband FH Forschungsforum 2023
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2023
EventFH Forschungsforum 2023: 16. FH Forschungsforum der österreichischen Fachhochschu​len - FH St. Pölten, St. Pölten, Austria
Duration: 19 Apr 202320 Apr 2023
Conference number: 16


ConferenceFH Forschungsforum 2023
Abbreviated titleFFH2023
CitySt. Pölten
Internet address


  • usability
  • usability education
  • heuristic evaluation
  • digital collaboration tools


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