Articles by Anu Kankainen

Anu Kankainen, PhD, is psychologist who has 12 years of experience in working together with engineers, designers and marketing people in several international and national projects focusing on mobile technologies. She did her doctoral thesis on user-centred product concept design of mobile products at Helsinki University of Technology. Currently, she is Senior User Experience Specialist at Idean Research ( in Espoo, Finland.

Usability Testing of Mobile Applications: A Comparison between Laboratory and Field Testing

Abstract Usability testing a mobile application in the laboratory seems to be sufficient when studying user interface and navigation issues. The usability of a consumer application was tested in two environments: in a laboratory and in a field with a total of 40 test users. The same problems were found in both environments, differences occurred […] [Read More]