Class notes: Usability testing

In preparation for discussing usability testing, we overviewed ALL the research methods mentioned in this class. The summary we came up with looked like this:

 

1

User Research

2

Conceptual Design

Brainstorm > Prototypes

3

programming (writing computer code) and implementation

4

Evaluation

Field observation

Surveys

Interviews

Cultural Probes, Design probes

contextual inquiries

ethnographic interviews

card sorting

Diaries

Questionnaires

Observation

picture cards

Case Study

Task Analysis  

Focus Groups

Co-design

Cultural Probes

Card Sorting

Design probes

usability testing

focus groups

cognitive walkthrough

Heuristic Evaluation

Usability Inspection

Cognitive Walkthroughs

Usability Testing

Think-aloud (^)

Cognitive Walkthroughs

Focus Groups

Retrospective think-aloud protocol

User Acceptance Test

Usability Testing

Usability Inspections

Heuristic Evaluation

Laboratory Usability Testing

Field usability testing

Questionnaires

Observation

Exit Interviews

 

Formative Research – Forms the creation

Evaluative Research – Evaluates the product

I then gave you more details about usability resting and Website Experience Analysis, as in the slides below:

At this point in the semester, my goal for you is to integrate all the knowledge – put it all together, and see links among the many concepts and methods we have learned. Please use your class reflection blog post to help you do that.

 

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