SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: request: software for recor
RE: SIGIA-L: request: software for recording user sessions
From: Peter Tagtmeyer (PTagtmeyer_at_mail.colgate.edu)
Date: Wed Oct 31 2001 - 12:19:48 EST
I've used the former, and wonder about the latter. Any opinions?
Assistant Science Librarian
Cooley Science Library
Hamilton, NY 13346
From: Karl Fast [mailto:karl.fast_at_pobox.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:49 AM
Subject: SIGIA-L: request: software for recording user sessions
I'm looking for software that could be used to record user sessions.
The idea is a user sits down, does something, and software records
everything they do. Once they're done, the entire session can be
played back to them and they will be asked to comment on what they
did and why (ie: not a think aloud, but a think after).
This is not simply recording keystrokes. It's more like pointing a
video camera at the screen, but it's done directly through software
(if it could also record data like keystrokes, mouse movements, etc,
that could be useful).
- software packages that can do this (reviews/comparisons would be
- experiences people have had with these software tools
- alternative solutions
- advice on making this run smoothly (problems people have
encountered, notes on conducting think afters, articles of
Send replies to me and I will summarize for the list within the next
Note: I asked basically the same question on this list about two
months ago. I got some answers, but never followed up my
investigation or posted a summary. Sorry. Back then it was
more curiosity, but this time I have to do this this, and
within the next two weeks. So I can promise a summary for
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2
: Sun Nov 23 2003 - 22:54:50 EST