Fun Toolkit

Method suitability

Study type

XField studies
XLab studies
Online studies
Questionnaire

Development phase

Concepts
Early prototypes
XFunctional prototypes
XProducts on market

Studied period of experience

XBefore usage
Snapshots
An episode
Long-term UX

Evaluator / Info provider

UX experts
XOne user at a time
Groups of users
Pairs of users

Data

XQualitative
XQuantitative

Applications

XWeb services
XPC software
XMobile software
Hardware designs
Other:

Requirements

Trained researcher
XSpecial equipment

Summary

Fun Toolkit comprised four special tools, a Smileyometer, a Funometer, an Again - Again Table, and a Fun Sorter and also supported the idea of measuring remembrance and of using video footage to score engagement. Method to measure fun with 5 to 10 years old children. Fun Toolkit consits of several tools, which measure the three fun dimensions expectations, engagement, and endurability.

Description

detailed description for each tool in the Fun Toolkit to be find in J. C. Read and S. MacFarlane. Using the fun toolkit and other survey methods to gather opinions in child computer interaction. In Proc. IDC '06, pages 81{88,2006.

Strengths

method is specifically designed for children, based on their needs and skills in order to collect feedback on their experiences (fun) with interactive systems

Weaknesses

more general approach to address children as evaluator, method to build relationship to children. Limited data.

References describing the method

J. C. Read and S. MacFarlane. Using the fun toolkit and other survey methods to gather opinions in child computer interaction. In Proc. IDC '06, pages 81{88,2006.

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