My research focuses on topics related to usability testing of user interfaces, using low-fidelity prototyping tools. Low-fidelity prototyping ranges from pen and paper prototyping to simple sketches on a tablet. Often times this form of prototyping is more effective for discovering major usability flaws. ActiveStory Enhanced (ASE) is a tool I've developed that provides tablet-based lo-fi prototyping support and allows testing of these prototypes over the web. It also collects various usability data and provides a reporting mechanism. You can download ASE here, or read about my MSc. work on automated testing of lo-fi prototypes here.
- Ali Hosseini-Khayat, Theodore D. Hellmann, and Frank Maurer: Distributed and Automated Usability Testing of Low-Fidelity Prototypes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Agile Methods in Software Development (Agile 2010), Orlando, FL, 2010.
- Theodore D. Hellmann, Ali Hosseini-Khayat, and Frank Maurer, Supporting Test-Driven Development of Graphical User Interfaces Using Agile Interaction Design. 1st International Workshop on Test-driven Development (TDD 2010). Paris, France, 2010.
- Theodore D. Hellmann, Ali Hosseini-Khayat, and Frank Maurer, "Agile Interaction Design and Test-Driven Development of User Interfaces - A Literature Review," in Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Tore Dybå, and Nils Brede Moe, Eds. Trondheim, Norway: Springer, 2010, ch. 9. (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
- Ali Hosseini-Khayat: Distributed Wizard of Oz Usability Testing for Agile Teams, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Calgary, Department of Computer Science, January 2010.
Department of Computer Science
University of Calgary
Canada T2N 1N4
hosseisa ( at ) ucalgary ( dot ) ca