Understanding the user: user studies and user evaluation for document engineering

Kim Marriott, Steven Simske, Margaret Sturgill

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Document engineering is all about building systems and tools that allow people to work with documents and document collections. A key aspect is the usefulness and usability of these tools. In this tutorial, we will look at the many different kinds of user studies and user evaluations that can be used to inform the design and improve utility and usability of document engineering applications. The tutorial will be based on actual studies and will also give participants a chance to explore how they might use these techniques in their research or system development. In the first part of the tutorial we will look at.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocEng'17
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering
EditorsAlexandra Bonnici
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781450346894
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017
EventACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2017 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 4 Sep 20177 Sep 2017
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2017
Abbreviated titleDocEng 2017
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