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WebVIP is a tool to augment traditional user testing on a given set of tasks. WebVIP lets the usability engineer rapidly instrument a website for local or remote testing by employing automated techniques. During setup, a website is instrumented. During operation, user interaction data is collected.
Since the logfiles are created in the standard FLUD format, they may be used by any application that accepts such files. Currently, the only application that has been developed to interpret FLUD logfiles is the NIST FLUD parser. The parser generates 1) a pretty-print, html version of the log data which can be used to inspect user interaction patterns and 2) data files suitable for visualization with VisVIP. The Web Metrics team plans to develop other FLUD-compliant modules, such as a statistical analysis tool and a visualization for exploring intrapage interaction patterns. We encourage others to use the format as a basis for creating additional usability exploration tools.
WebVIP is a tool in the Web Metrics Testbed developed at NIST. For more information, see http://www.nist.gov/webmetrics. Direct all comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Before using this tool, please review the WebVIP release notes and known bugs.