Exploring individual user differences in the 2D/3D interaction with medical image data
Zudilova-Seinstra, Elena V.
Schooten, Boris van.
Geest, Rob J. van der.
Dijk, Betsy van.
Reiber, Johan H. C.
Sloot, Peter M. A.
Date of Issue2009
School of Computer Engineering
User-centered design is often performed without regard to individual user differences. In this paper, we report results of an empirical study aimed to evaluate whether computer experience and demographic user characteristics would have an effect on the way people interact with the visualized medical data in a 3D virtual environment using 2D and 3D input devices. We analyzed the interaction through performance data, questionnaires and observations. The results suggest that differences in gender, age and game experience have an effect on people’s behavior and task performance, as well as on subjective user preferences.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
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