Research Paper References and User Testing

A few articles I will be referencing for this project are:

Fred Gerr, Michele Marcus, Carolyn Monteilh, Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders among computer users: lesson learned from the role of posture and keyboard use, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Volume 14, Issue 1, February 2004, Pages 25-31

Paul Jarle Mork, Rolf H. Westgaard, Back posture and low back muscle activity in female computer workers: A field study, Clinical Biomechanics, Volume 24, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 169-175

Leon M. Straker, Peter B. O'Sullivan, Anne Smith, Mark Perry, Computer Use and Habitual Spinal Posture in Australian Adolescents, Public Health Rep. 2007 Sep-Oct; 122(5): 634–643.
This week I did some user testing in order to test my first USlouch prototype. The results were as follows:

User Expectations: 
-in order to get the alert to go away, produce good posture
-an easy way to turn the application on and off

User Suggestions:
-Customizable color scheme (though all users notes that they liked the grey)
-Some users suggested an on/off switch in the notifications bar, others thought the notification bar gets too cluttered
-Users wanted a constant reminder of the % of the time that they had poor posture (turn it into a game by having users try to get the percentage down)
-Create a calibration phase

General Feedback:
-Users liked that it was more of a reminder instead of an interruption
-Users did not care about the exact curvature depiction: "I don't know what I would do with that information"

1 comment

  1. Great job at finding references! Remember to link to the papers from this post so you can easily access them later, etc…

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