What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond

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What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond. / Hertzum, Morten; Kristoffersen, Kristina Bonde.

NordiCHI2018: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. s. 364-375.

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Hertzum, M & Kristoffersen, KB 2018, What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond. i NordiCHI2018: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, s. 364-375. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240167.3240181

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Hertzum, M., & Kristoffersen, K. B. (2018). What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond. I NordiCHI2018: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (s. 364-375). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240167.3240181

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Hertzum M, Kristoffersen KB. What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond. I NordiCHI2018: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. 2018. s. 364-375 https://doi.org/10.1145/3240167.3240181

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Hertzum, Morten ; Kristoffersen, Kristina Bonde. / What Do Usability Test Moderators Say? ‘Mm hm’, ‘Uh-huh’, and Beyond. NordiCHI2018: Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. s. 364-375

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