Blog; Pratise Assignment


  • This article is fascinating, this is 14 years old, and they are so many implications of doing this kind of thing in this age. But back then this is very, very interesting.

Did the abstract tell you the three things I said it should? If not, what did it tell you? 

  • What is the topic?
    • This is an Evaluation of the user’s experience in two different mobile apps in beta
      • This seems to be an early application that will go on to be on the later cell phones ( i find this very interesting)
  • What is it that the researchers have done in this?
    • They evaluate the user’s experience in the made up test scenarios,
  • what have they figured out from this?
    • They have found out, that this is quite difficult to do due to the different factors of each person. But their overall conclusions was that there are many different ways needed to test user experience.



What seems to be the research question(s) they were trying to answer?

  • This appears to test the user’s experience with different interactive applications, this includes user experience to the point of having a location device to see where this person is and an application that can learn the habits of the users.

What  method(s) did they use to answer the question(s)

  • They set up test in office like environments, used during the work day and used with people interacting with others in the same test.
  • And another one was created in an environment like a home lab consisting kitchen, office, bedroom, etc., etc.

How credible do you think the paper is? (hint: look at who authors are and where and when it is published also compare what they were asking with what they did)

I believe these two authors are credible, they both have linked in, have active Facebook pages and other social media accounts. This was also published on google scholar and what they are doing is what I think is very fascinating.

Did you agree, or not, with what they wrote in their conclusion? Why?

  • I believe what they wrote, as at this stage they are trying to gather information on a learnable application. I think the world isn’t quite ready for this type of thing but damn it’s exciting.

Briefly, describe two things that you learned from the paper.

  • I learned that they were testing applications that were capable of learning 14 years ago.
  • I learnt that they didn’t get to far in this, there was a need for a more in-depth testing.

In no more than 250 of your own words (i.e. a paraphrase), describe what the paper is about

the short version, “something that excites me” but it has to be in more detail than this. So what does it describe?  it starts off to list of the fact that in today’s world that we are used to, as in what we used to from mobile devices 14 years ago.  and then it further states that this is to clarify how user experience and preference of device.

this is done because the world was rapidly developing into the world that will become dependent on mobile devices. And they were unsure of how the world will perceive different applications and different devices.

they go on to describe their tests and what their conclusions are from this.

Then it describes what their work means, what their conclusions are and what further needs to be done with their work.


One thought on “Blog; Pratise Assignment

  1. Your summary will need to include more detail of what they actually did in their research. Don’t forget that credible is based on who they are, when and where the paper was publiched and if the ontology matches the epistemology. Also you don’t provide the title or APA reference 🙂


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