[access-uk] Re: Mobile Phone usablity focus groups
- From: "Christopher Edwards" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 22:26:00 -0000
I have just had an E-Mail from Julia Cassim about this user forum and am
pasting the relevant parts of her message below. If you are now interested
in attending please contact her directly.
I've been in correspondence withToshiba regarding the age limit for the
mobile phone user forums and they have agreed to waive the upper limit so
there are more youngsters than wrinklies like me. I need more partially
sighted people so would you be able to recirculate the call for users? I've
an amended version below. Thanks very much
Message from Julia Cassim
Are you Interested in taking part in a focus group to look at the
accessibility problems of mobile phones for people with visual or dexterity
Are you over 18 ?
Are you free on January 11 or 12, 2006?
Focus Groups for Toshiba mobile phones.
Location: Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art, Kensington
Gore, London SW7 2EU - 0207 590 4582
Contact person: Julia Cassim
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours, refreshments provided
Remuneration: Participants will receive £35 plus their transportation costs
(petrol costs are calculated at 35p per mile.).
Structure of Focus Group
Participants will first discuss issues regarding problems of accessibility
of mobile phones (30 minutes). Then, participants will be asked to perform
tasks on a phone model provided by Toshiba. Each task will be followed by
ratings (on several questionnaire items) and then group discussion.
We would like to videotape the focus groups, but will protect
confidentiality as per human subject ethical guidelines. We need to capture
hands and voices.
Details on phone models, tasks, etc. cannot be provided due to proprietary
Facilitated by the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre for the Assessment and
Cognitive Ergonomics Lab, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
Programme Leader, Inclusive Business RCA
Helen Hamlyn Research Centre
Royal College of Art
London SW7 2EU
tel: 020 7590 4582(dir)
fax: 020 7590 4244
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