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Int J Med Inform. 2010 Apr;79(4):e18-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.12.004. Epub 2009 Apr 2.

Usability testing: a review of some methodological and technical aspects of the method.

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  • 1Universit√© Paul Verlaine - Metz, Laboratoire Lorrain de Psychologie (2LP, EA 4165), Equipe Transdisciplinaire sur l'Interaction et la Cognition (ETIC), UFR Sciences Humaines & Arts, BP 30309, Ile du Saulcy, 57006 Metz, France.


The aim of this paper is to review some work conducted in the field of user testing that aims at specifying or clarifying the test procedures and at defining and developing tools to help conduct user tests. The topics that have been selected were considered relevant for evaluating applications in the field of medical and health care informatics. These topics are: the number of participants that should take part in a user test, the test procedure, remote usability evaluation, usability testing tools, and evaluating mobile applications.

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