Articles by Timo Partala

Timo Partala is an assistant professor at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. He received a Ph.D. degree in interactive technology from University of Tampere in 2005. His current research interests include user experience, location-aware systems, and navigation.

The Combined Walkthrough: Measuring Behavioral, Affective, and Cognitive Information in Usability Testing

Abstract This paper describes an experiment in studying users’ behavior, emotions, and cognitive processes in single usability testing sessions using an experimental method called the combined walkthrough. The users’ behavior was studied using task times and completion rates, and emotions were studied using bipolar scales for experienced valence and arousal. Cognition was studied after each […] [Read More]