Task and time-on-task consistency across groups

[UPDATE] Please record each one of your participants’ time on task in this spreadsheet.

I have just reviewed the research plan for all groups. If you have not heard back from me, please email me ASAP.

I am noticing that groups are getting creative with writing the usability tasks and what they consider as task success. You are welcome to do so, as long as you record time on task for the initial moment when the user has found the page (has reached the URL) with that information. Record that time as T1 for each task. Then, if you ask the user to do something else on that page, that’s fine. You can record that time as T2 for each task.

It is important we keep the tasks consistent across groups, so we can see some comparisons across groups.

The tasks I wrote on the Google Doc for this assignment are:

  1. Find information about requirements for admission in the CGT graduate program.
  2. Find what courses are required for a MS in CGT degree.
  3. Find the main areas of study within CGT.
  4. Find contact information so you can request more information.
  5. Find information about receiving funding assistance for your graduate studies.
  6. Find information about CGT professors’ areas of research.
  7. Find the page where you can begin the application process for admission to graduate school.

Please keep them as they are (some MINOR wording modifications are fine, but not really necessary) and measure T1 for each task consistently for all groups.

Let me know what questions you have.

  1. November 26th, 2012

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