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A Concept for Conducting User Studies in Vehicles and Stationary Test Rooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 2 July 2021 / Approved: 5 July 2021 / Online: 5 July 2021 (09:59:16 CEST)

How to cite: Kantusch, T.; Sinanovic, A.; Marker, S. A Concept for Conducting User Studies in Vehicles and Stationary Test Rooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2021, 2021070085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0085.v1). Kantusch, T.; Sinanovic, A.; Marker, S. A Concept for Conducting User Studies in Vehicles and Stationary Test Rooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2021, 2021070085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0085.v1).

Abstract

The SARS coronavirus 2 pandemic affected many areas of public life and industry. This also applies to research particularly that which relies on user test studies. In order to minimize the risk of infection, several aspects of experiment design including the setting might require alteration. In order to develop a step-by-step approach to plan a study with regard to infection protection, an extensive review of the latest research involving the SARS coronavirus 2 pandemic as a blueprint for dealing with other health situations. As a result, a six-step concept was developed that is applicable for user test studies in both stationary rooms and vehicles which can be adapted to the respective circumstances. The infection protection measures determined through research were implemented in the individual sub-steps from study planning to execution. They allow a step-by-step approach to prevent infections in user test studies during a pandemic and in situations where increased hygiene measures are required, in order to continue to carry out user test studies.

Subject Areas

user studies; pandemic; COVID-19; hygiene concept

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