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A Heuristic Checklist for Second Screen Applications

Authors
  • Lohmüller, Valentin
  • Schmaderer, Daniel
  • Wolff, Christian
Type
Published Article
Journal
i-com
Publisher
De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Publication Date
Apr 16, 2019
Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
55–65
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/icom-2019-0003
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
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Abstract

This paper presents domain-specific heuristics for second screen applications and the development of a heuristics checklist to enable a more intuitive and structured application of the created heuristics. The heuristics presented were developed on the basis of Nielsen [12] Ten Usability Heuristics in a research-based approach using specific literature and a focus group. In order to evaluate the quality of the derived checklist, a heuristic evaluation of a second screen application with five users was carried out and its results compared to a user study with 20 participants. This resulted in an average validity of 0.5 and a high completeness of 0.74. The harmonic mean of these values results in an F-measure of 0.6 with an equal weighting. This value speaks for a sufficient validity of the created heuristic checklist in the first iteration.

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