Students and the instructor discuss the use of Second Life for prototyping and evaluating user interfaces in a CS 820 Usability and Interaction doctoral class.
The projects featured accessibility projects, including a news stand for low vision users, a refrigerator for users in wheelchairs and an electronic voting machine. The students designed low fidelity prototypes, then conducted usability tests with subjects from class and from other schools.
Presented at the CCSC Rocky Mountain Regional Conference 2008, October 17, 2008. Authors: Cynthia Calongne, Dawn Frankovich, Steven Endorf and Johnny Sandaire. See http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com for additional information.