This is your brain on interfaces: Enhancing usability testing with functional near-infrared spectroscopy

Leanne M. Hirshfield, Rebecca Gulotta, Stuart Hirshfield, Hincks Sam, Matthew Russell, Rachel Ward, Tom Williams, Robert Jacob

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Abstract

This project represents a first step towards bridging the gap between HCI and cognition research. Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), we introduce techniques to non-invasively measure a range of cognitive workload states that have implications to HCI research, most directly usability testing. We present a set of usability experiments that illustrates how fNIRS brain measurement provides information about the cognitive demands placed on computer users by different interface designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages373-382
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 7 2011May 12 2011

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period5/7/115/12/11

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Brain-computer interaction
  • FNIRS
  • Mental workload
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Hirshfield, L. M., Gulotta, R., Hirshfield, S., Sam, H., Russell, M., Ward, R., Williams, T., & Jacob, R. (2011). This is your brain on interfaces: Enhancing usability testing with functional near-infrared spectroscopy. In CHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 373-382). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1978996