Patent Number: 7,822,702

Title: Creating a session log for studying usability of computing devices used for social networking by filtering observations based on roles of usability experts

Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for creating a session log for studying usability of one or more computing devices used for social networking that include: receiving, by a usability engine from at least one usability expert, usability observations observed by the usability expert during a usability session for studying interaction support provided by one or more computing devices to a plurality of users interacting within a social network through the computing devices; recording, by the usability engine, the usability observations in a session log; detecting, by an event listener on at least one of the computing devices, an event generated by the computing device as a result of an interaction among the plurality of users within the social network; notifying, by the event listener, the usability engine of the event; and recording, by the usability engine, a description of the event in the session log.

Inventors: Bodin; William K. (Austin, TX), Maynard; Ann M. (Austin, TX), Thorson; Derral C. (Austin, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00