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What is Field Testing

Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technology
It is a type of testing that test a product in the actual context in which it will be used, as opposed to laboratory testing, or testing the product in its development environment. It is useful to identify the interaction problems.
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Adaptation of Cognitive Walkthrough in Response to the Mobile Challenge
Chua Fang Fang (Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 4
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-845-1.ch002
out by the evaluators to consider the behavior of the mobile interface, its impact on the user, and judge whether the user would be able to perform the tasks which features mobility. Although the CWT is suitable to be conducted during the early stage of the mobile device development because they can be performed using a system specification as a basis, the context factor that reflects the mobile challenge should take into the consideration at this stage and CWT should make adaptation in respond to this issues. This is due to that the evaluators will use the device in different ways depending on the situation such that the CWT might work fine in the controlled context environment without side influences or other context challenges factors, but it might not goes the same with the situation where the CWT is being conducted on the run or in the field. All the context consideration will have an impact for the usability solution and content suitability.
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