I'm emailing this list asking for advice. I have a client who makes cell phone-based navigation systems, and they want to do some drive testing -- that is, testing where I'd be in the car with the participant observing them as they navigate. Has anyone on this list done this before? If so, please let me pick your brain for some advice. I've got lots of questions, including:
- How do stay safe in a car being driven by someone using a brand-new navigation system? What if they're a terrible driver? What if they're an ax murderer?
- How do I record the sessions? How do I broadcast the sessions back to my client? Ideally, I'd like to record both the participants' face and the phone screen.
- Anything I need to know about recruiting people for these sessions? How can we get them to clean out their cars ahead of time, at least to the extent that I can sit in it, preferably with an observer in the back seat?
- I plan to do the beginning of the session in-lab and then transition to the car. How long should I expect such a transition to take?