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Gutenberg usability testing

Gutenberg usability testing

Tammie Lister

November 15, 2017

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  1. Authoring richly laid out posts is a key strength of

    WordPress… but it’s not easy to do.
  2. The vision… • Everything is a block • All blocks

    are created equal • Drag and drop is additive • Placeholders are key • Direct manipulation • Customisation
  3. “ ” WIKIPEDIA Usability testing is a technique used in

    user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users.
  4. Why test? • Important to get a baseline • A

    lot was influx, needed boundaries • Ease of contributions • Iterate on over time • A way for community to learn to write tests • A way for those that didn’t know to learn to run tests
  5. Full list of issues for feedback: • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1544 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1546

    • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1547 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1548 • https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/1549
  6. Why test again? • Important to continue to get a

    baseline • A lot has changed • We didn’t reach outside the bubble • We didn’t get enough people tested
  7. The new tests • 3 images: beginner, intermediate and advanced

    level • Tests can be run without tester or with • Form for reporting and can write post • Encourage screen recording upload, provide instructions • Branched test depending on if need to set up Gutenberg