Exploring UX Factors through the Dogfooding Approach: An Experience Report

  • Adriana Lopes Damian Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Lígia Teixeira Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Cinthia Carrenho Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Bruna Ferreira Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Ariel Bentes Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Gustavo Tordin Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Graziela Martin Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Lucas Castro Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Bruna Brotto Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Valéria Pereira Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado
  • Raquel Pignatelli Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado


The User Experience (UX) is an important quality attribute for software products, as it addresses aspects related to usage and subjective elements, such as affection, sensations, and emotions. Given its significance, various approaches, methods, and techniques that have been developed to evaluate UX during software development. In this context, Dogfooding is one of the approaches that companies adopt to assess the UX of their products, as seen in companies like Apple and Google. Dogfooding proposes that company employees use their own products or services in their daily lives, allowing them to understand both positive and negative aspects based on user perception. However, it is essential to comprehend how the perceptions reported by users in UX evaluations are analyzed from the viewpoint of UX factors, which encompass characteristics that define such experiences. This article presents the account of an action research aimed at identifying UX factors in the context of mobile devices through the Dogfooding approach. The results revealed different factors that characterize the UX, contributing to a better understanding for teams involved in the development of mobile devices concerning this quality attribute. The identification of these factors guides the creation of new ways to analyze UX in future projects in the context of mobile devices.
Palavras-chave: dogfooding, software evaluation, influencing factors, user experience
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DAMIAN, Adriana Lopes et al. Exploring UX Factors through the Dogfooding Approach: An Experience Report. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE QUALIDADE DE SOFTWARE (SBQS), 22. , 2023, Brasília/DF. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2023 . p. 236–243.