Simple Usability Testing for Designers

Simple Usability Testing for Designers

I gave this HOW Designcast on December 13, 2012.

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Christopher Butler

December 13, 2012
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  2. People are weird u

  3. People are weird unpredictable.

  4. People are weird change.

  5. We need their feedback. “

  6. “You don’t learn anything until you start showing it to

    people.” ! -David Kelly, IDEO
  7. So, how do we do that?

  8. Usability Testing

  9. Usability Testing Simple

  10. Not this.

  11. Or this.

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  13. → A quiet space

  14. ↓ A computer

  15. → A webcam

  16. → Screen- capture software

  17. ↓ A volunteer

  18. ← A moderator

  19. A test plan ↑

  20. Goal-Focused Testing

  21. ← Homepage Orientation Step 1. Details: ! 1-2 minutes No

    clicking! ! Question: ! What is this website about?
  22. ← 2-3 Goal- Focused Tasks Step 2. Details: ! 1-2

    minutes each ! !
  23. Biases!

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  25. Ten-Second Tests

  26. ← 0:10 to view, then hide page Process : Questions:

    ! What was the page about? ! Was the page trustworthy? ! What stood out? ! !
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  28. Design can be a Welcome or an Exit sign.

  29. ...uh, mobile? Hello...

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  33. Great, so how do I convince my boss?

  34. Thank You! Get in touch: @ chrbutler newfangled.com/signup → Also,

    I have a book