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RE: Accessibility & Usability Testing - Timers

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 16:27:00 -0700
Message-Id: <200206132327.g5DNR0ua005397@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: phoenixl@sonic.net, ryonaitis@hisoftware.com, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


That's interesting about the time data collection.  However, what I was
asking was more about being able to start and stop timing for a
question.  The reason I was aking this was to be able to differentiate
between the time needed to explain to the subject what is needed to be
performed for the question and the actual time that the subject took
to perform the task.  That's why I was wondering if start time and stop
time buttons can be presented at the same time.  This can be especially
helpful if the subject asks questions to clarify the task being requested.


What kinds of timing of blind subjects has been done using the timing

> Scott, 
> That is a good question! It works like this:
> There is an Optional Global Setting to our Interface that is Time
> Session. The Time session Variable Interacts With our Interview Object.
> So that you will have the following times stored for use in Reports if
> you want:
> - Time in Milliseconds for Question
> - Time in Milliseconds for XQDF Group
> - Time in Milliseconds for entire XQDF Project Group.
> Timer is automatic:
> It Starts once Question Interface is loaded
> It stops when the Next Button is hit, It handles, let's call them
> Exceptions, 
> 1. If you answer question one in 6000 Milliseconds 
> 2. are on two for 5000 Milliseconds 
> 3. Hit the Previous button 
> 4. Are there for 3000 Milliseconds 
> 5. Return to 2 for 4000 Milliseconds 
> you will have results of:
> 9000 Milliseconds for 1 
> 9000 Milliseconds for 2
> And if there were only two questions in your XQDF you would have a total
> time of 18,000 Milliseconds for the Test
> Important to Remember, Timer per Question Starts after question data is
> fully loaded. So After Hitting Next or Return you are not penalized for
> any time needed for the system to do its thing. Our Switches control the
> time start.
> This is our way of Doing it so Remember you can control the timer
> yourself with how you use XQDF Files or the API. 
> The Reporting Templates provide the Facility of Displaying Time in
> whatever format you want or use the XML Files to do it yourself or to
> integrate into your test management system. A Good Example of how our
> API can be used to integrate with a test management system is our
> Integration with Mercury TestDirector.
> http://www.hisoftware.com/tdprod/acctdinfo.htm We used our API to Add
> Accessibility and Usability testing to this popular testing solution.
> More information on our API's can be found at:
> http://www.hisoftware.com/developer/accproducts.html
> This type of Question is great because metrics like this for
> Accessibility and Usability testing are essential to determine resources
> needed to complete a task, In usability it is a tremendous test as
> related to the overall design to purpose of the system or application.
> Please feel free to send any more questions I will be more then happy to
> help you understand how these products and API's work.
> Regards
> Rob
Received on Thursday, 13 June 2002 19:27:03 UTC

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