Share Paper: Evaluating Software for Affective Education: A Case Study of Affective Heuristics

  1. Reza GhasemAghaei, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  2. Ali Arya, Carleton University, Canada
  3. Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada
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Abstract: This paper addresses the use of a proposed heuristic method to evaluate affect in the user interface, educational design, and content of educational multimodal software system. A case study is presented where this method is used to evaluate a Museum Explorer system. This system was designed to support an educational objective of making the users more engaged and reflective, by supporting the use narrative to help the users tell a visual story. We recruited participants to apply the evaluation method to the Museum Explorer system. Our findings were that the evaluation method was effective, but we observed a number of ...