[c140] N.Avouris, G. Fiotakis, D. Raptis, On measuring usability of mobile applications , Proceedings of COST294-MAUSE Workshop Valid Useful User Experience Measurement (VUUM 2008), Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2008 ( pdf )
In this paper we discuss challenges of usability evaluation of mobile applications. We outline some key aspects of mobile applications and the special characteristics of their usability evaluation that have recently lead to the laboratory vs field discussion. Then we review the current trend and practices. We provide an example of a usability evaluation study from our own background. We conclude with discussion of some open issues of usability evaluation of mobile applications.