SKILLROW UX EVALUATION
UX evaluation of Skillrow, the new rowing ergometer by Technogym Spa.
Agreement between the Department of Architecture DIDA and Technogym Spa.
Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Technogym Research Center
Alessia Brischetto, Mattia Pistolesi, Ester Iacono - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The UX Skillrow Evaluation is a Research conducted by the Laboratory of Ergonomics and Design (LED) of the University of Florence in collaboration with Technogym, a leading-edge company that develops fitness equipment for any physical activity. The research aimed to define the current levels of usability and experience of use of rowing "Skillirow", through method of investigation and practice of Human-Centered Design and User Experience approaches. The predominant aim of work was to identify usability and user experience of rowing Skillrow and its user interfaces. Following this, to identify the potential, project proposals were conducted, brainstorming and focus group activities. During testing twenty-one users participated, aged between 22 and 30. The research goals were: measurements of current usability level and user experience of product-system interfaces, and definition of critical issues and implementation of the current user interfaces. Finally, the results from the evaluation phases allowed to get qualitative data on the levels of effective usability of the product, the components and its graphic interface. In the form of scenario-based design, solutions to improve the current high levels of usability of the user interface were also developed.