Visual Communication and Technology Education Faculty Publications

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Conference Proceeding

Abstract

Sign synthesis is still an evolving technology and improving it requires the elicitation of qualitative feedback from users. Current options for acquiring qualitative feedback are limited. Face-toface tests conducted in sign language are expensive. On the other hand, remote tests do not use the preferred language of the test participants. A new tool, SignQUOTE, (Signed Qualitative Usability Online Testing Environment) is a configurable, cross platform remote testing system based entirely on sign language. It includes an innovative method for capturing qualitative feedback in sign language via webcam. In a comparison study, participants viewed animations of American Sign Language and gave suggestions for improvement. The authors conducted a study using SignQUOTE that presented stimuli identical to those used in a previously-conducted face-to-face study. When comparing the two approaches, the authors found results that are consistent with previous comparison studies of remote and face-to-face testing. SignQUOTE comes with a Test Designer that allows researchers to customize tests. The software is available as open source.

Conference proceedings from the Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT)-2011, University of Dundee, UK, 24-26 October 24 - 26, 2011.

Publication Date

Fall 10-24-2011

Publication Title

Second International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology

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