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1 Testing the Usability of Paper Prototype Interfaces Christine Julien, PhD and Seth Holloway, PhD Candidate The University of Texas at Austin IRB#

2 Materials Present In front of you, you should see several items: – Cover letter – Consent form – Post-test questionnaire – Three paper prototype interfaces

3 Consent Form Please read and sign the consent form now. If you do not wish to complete, you may leave.

4 Pervasive Computing: A Brief Introduction The third age of computing has been termed pervasive computing – Characterized by many computers per person – Can be seen in practice with personal computers and cellular phones – More sensors and actuators will be available soon – Currently, there is no standard for programming pervasive computing applications

5 Sensors Sensor – a device that takes a reading Examples: – Thermometer (temperature sensor) – Light sensor – Clock (time sensor) – Tiltometer (3D orientation sensor) – Motion detector

6 Actuators Actuator – a device that performs an action Examples: – Thermostat – Lights – Fan – Blinds – Alarm

7 This Study We are learning how people specify behaviors in intelligent environments You will interact with three paper prototype interfaces

8 Interfaces Using paper prototype interfaces, we will be creating “policies” to govern the actions of devices in smart homes.

9 Available Devices In these examples, imagine you are controlling devices in a bedroom. You have data from a temperature sensor, light sensor, motion detector (presence sensor), and the current time. You can control the fan, automated blinds, lights, thermostat, and send SMS (text messages), , or sound an alarm.

10 Interfaces You will be creating rules to govern behavior in a smart home using three interfaces Puzzle Mad-libs Magnetic poetry

11 Task 1a Create a rule to control the temperature in your bedroom using the Puzzle interface

12 Task 1b Create a rule to control the temperature in your bedroom using the Mad-libs interface

13 Task 1c Create a rule to control the temperature in your bedroom using the Magnetic Poetry interface

14 Task 2 Now, we will create a different rule—anything you please—using the available interfaces.

15 Task 2a Create any rule you please using the Puzzle interface

16 Task 2b Create any rule you please using the Mad-libs interface

17 Task 2c Create any rule you please using the Magnetic Poetry interface

18 Tasks complete! Please complete the post-test questionnaire

19 Thank you Have a great day!


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