A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI

D. Plass - Oude Bos, Mannes Poel, Antinus Nijholt

  • 15 Citations

Abstract

Current brain-computer interfacing (BCI) research focuses on detection performance, speed, and bit rates. However, this is only a small part of what is important to the user. From human-computer interaction (HCI) research, we can apply the paradigms of user-centered design and evaluation, to improve the usability and user experience. Involving the users in the design process may also help in moving beyond the limited mental tasks that are currently common in BCI systems. To illustrate the usefulness of these methods to BCI, we involved potential users in the design process of a BCI system, resulting in three new mental tasks. The experience of using these mental tasks was then evaluated within a prototype BCI system using a commercial online role-playing game. Results indicate that user preference for certain mental tasks is primarily based on the recognition of brain activity by the system, and secondly on the ease of executing the task.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011
EditorsKuo-Tien Lee, Wen-Hsiang Tsai, Hong-Yuan Mark Liao, Tsuhan Chen, Jun-Wei Hsieh, Chien-Cheng Tseng
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages122-134
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-17828-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Numberpart II
Volume6524

Fingerprint

Brain
Computer systems
Human computer interaction
User centered design

Keywords

  • METIS-277448
  • Games
  • Multi-modal interaction
  • Evaluation
  • EWI-18808
  • IR-75828
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/248320
  • User centered design
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • Brain-Computer Interfacing

Cite this

Plass - Oude Bos, D., Poel, M., & Nijholt, A. (2011). A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI. In K-T. Lee, W-H. Tsai, H-Y. M. Liao, T. Chen, J-W. Hsieh, & C-C. Tseng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011 (pp. 122-134). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6524, No. part II). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12

Plass - Oude Bos, D.; Poel, Mannes; Nijholt, Antinus / A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI.

Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011. ed. / Kuo-Tien Lee; Wen-Hsiang Tsai; Hong-Yuan Mark Liao; Tsuhan Chen; Jun-Wei Hsieh; Chien-Cheng Tseng. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 122-134 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6524, No. part II).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

@inbook{3bb97d15fb82493ea1d0ef6e5ceea4f2,
title = "A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI",
abstract = "Current brain-computer interfacing (BCI) research focuses on detection performance, speed, and bit rates. However, this is only a small part of what is important to the user. From human-computer interaction (HCI) research, we can apply the paradigms of user-centered design and evaluation, to improve the usability and user experience. Involving the users in the design process may also help in moving beyond the limited mental tasks that are currently common in BCI systems. To illustrate the usefulness of these methods to BCI, we involved potential users in the design process of a BCI system, resulting in three new mental tasks. The experience of using these mental tasks was then evaluated within a prototype BCI system using a commercial online role-playing game. Results indicate that user preference for certain mental tasks is primarily based on the recognition of brain activity by the system, and secondly on the ease of executing the task.",
keywords = "METIS-277448, Games, Multi-modal interaction, Evaluation, EWI-18808, IR-75828, EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/248320, User centered design, HMI-HF: Human Factors, Brain-Computer Interfacing",
author = "{Plass - Oude Bos}, D. and Mannes Poel and Antinus Nijholt",
note = "eemcs-eprint-18808",
year = "2011",
month = "1",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12",
isbn = "978-3-642-17828-3",
series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "part II",
pages = "122--134",
editor = "Kuo-Tien Lee and Wen-Hsiang Tsai and Liao, {Hong-Yuan Mark} and Tsuhan Chen and Jun-Wei Hsieh and Chien-Cheng Tseng",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011",

}

Plass - Oude Bos, D, Poel, M & Nijholt, A 2011, A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI. in K-T Lee, W-H Tsai, H-YM Liao, T Chen, J-W Hsieh & C-C Tseng (eds), Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. part II, vol. 6524, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 122-134. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12

A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI. / Plass - Oude Bos, D.; Poel, Mannes; Nijholt, Antinus.

Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011. ed. / Kuo-Tien Lee; Wen-Hsiang Tsai; Hong-Yuan Mark Liao; Tsuhan Chen; Jun-Wei Hsieh; Chien-Cheng Tseng. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2011. p. 122-134 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6524, No. part II).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

TY - CHAP

T1 - A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI

AU - Plass - Oude Bos,D.

AU - Poel,Mannes

AU - Nijholt,Antinus

N1 - eemcs-eprint-18808

PY - 2011/1/10

Y1 - 2011/1/10

N2 - Current brain-computer interfacing (BCI) research focuses on detection performance, speed, and bit rates. However, this is only a small part of what is important to the user. From human-computer interaction (HCI) research, we can apply the paradigms of user-centered design and evaluation, to improve the usability and user experience. Involving the users in the design process may also help in moving beyond the limited mental tasks that are currently common in BCI systems. To illustrate the usefulness of these methods to BCI, we involved potential users in the design process of a BCI system, resulting in three new mental tasks. The experience of using these mental tasks was then evaluated within a prototype BCI system using a commercial online role-playing game. Results indicate that user preference for certain mental tasks is primarily based on the recognition of brain activity by the system, and secondly on the ease of executing the task.

AB - Current brain-computer interfacing (BCI) research focuses on detection performance, speed, and bit rates. However, this is only a small part of what is important to the user. From human-computer interaction (HCI) research, we can apply the paradigms of user-centered design and evaluation, to improve the usability and user experience. Involving the users in the design process may also help in moving beyond the limited mental tasks that are currently common in BCI systems. To illustrate the usefulness of these methods to BCI, we involved potential users in the design process of a BCI system, resulting in three new mental tasks. The experience of using these mental tasks was then evaluated within a prototype BCI system using a commercial online role-playing game. Results indicate that user preference for certain mental tasks is primarily based on the recognition of brain activity by the system, and secondly on the ease of executing the task.

KW - METIS-277448

KW - Games

KW - Multi-modal interaction

KW - Evaluation

KW - EWI-18808

KW - IR-75828

KW - EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/248320

KW - User centered design

KW - HMI-HF: Human Factors

KW - Brain-Computer Interfacing

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12

DO - 10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 978-3-642-17828-3

T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science

SP - 122

EP - 134

BT - Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011

PB - Springer Verlag

ER -

Plass - Oude Bos D, Poel M, Nijholt A. A Study in User Centered Design and Evaluation of Mental Tasks for BCI. In Lee K-T, Tsai W-H, Liao H-YM, Chen T, Hsieh J-W, Tseng C-C, editors, Proceedings of the 17th International Multimedia Modeling Conference, MMM 2011. Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2011. p. 122-134. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; part II). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17829-0_12