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Systematic automation of scenario-based testing of user interfaces

Campos, José Creissac and Fayollas, Camille and Martinie De Almeida, Celia and Navarre, David and Palanque, Philippe and Pinto, Miguel Systematic automation of scenario-based testing of user interfaces. (2016) In: 8th ACM SIGCHI conference Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2016), 21 June 2016 - 24 June 2016 (Bruxelles, Belgium).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2933242.2948735

Abstract

Ensuring the effectiveness factor of usability consists in ensuring that the application allows users to reach their goals and perform their tasks. One of the few means for reaching this goal relies on task analysis and proving the compatibility between the interactive application and its task models. Synergistic execution enables the validation of a system against its task model by co-executing the system and the task model and comparing the behavior of the system against what is prescribed in the model. This allows a tester to explore scenarios in order to detect deviations between the two behaviors. Manual exploration of scenarios does not guarantee a good coverage of the analysis. To address this, we resort to model-based testing (MBT) techniques to automatically generate scenarios for automated synergistic execution. To achieve this, we generate, from the task model, scenarios to be co-executed over the task model and the system. During this generation step we explore the possibility of including considerations about user error in the analysis. The automation of the execution of the scenarios closes the process. We illustrate the approach with an example.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to ACM editor. The definitive version is available at http://dl.acm.org This papers appears in EICS '16 : Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems ISBN: 978-1-4503-4322-0 The original PDF is available at: 978-1-4503-4322-0 http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2948735
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência - INESC TEC (PORTUGAL)
Other partners > Universidade do Minho (PORTUGAL)
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