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Usability Testing Template Project Name: Name of Tester(s): Supervisor: Ethics Approval Number: Overview: one or two sentences describing the project goals Usability Test Type: Define the type of test: Exploratory – establish the intuitiveness of the implementation Assessment – measure the effectiveness of the implementation Validation – establish the product performance Comparison – compare pros/cons of different designs Purpose: Define the purpose of the usability study. Test Environment / Equipment: List the type of equipment is needed to conduct the usability test (computer, video capture software, video cameras) Describe the environment where the testing will take place. Be sure that the recording is covered under the ethics approval Test Objectives: Define the functions of your application that are to be tested.- usually this will be the main use-case Profile: Define the type of users suitable for the participation of your software. Your software may require participants that are knowledgeable/specialized in some fields (knows how to use an IDE). A use case scenario may be useful. M ethodology (Task Design): - A task is used to test out a particular area of the software. - Each task is based on a scenario. You may require many scenarios to test out different parts of the system. - Scripted tasks are recommended as the results will be more consistent and comparable if the user is guided. - Each participant uses the SAME scenario/example to keep consistency. - You may want to preload samples in order to test a particular function. Pilot Testing: This is a dummy run of your usability test. This is to test out your usability questions to determine if they are suitable (Question/Tasks may be too difficult/easy/long/short) and to make changes if they aren’t.
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Acquiring Participants: Can be done via email/invitation notices/word of mouth. – check the ethics Need to determine the number of participants required for your test.
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Actual Test Test Preparation (Training): - read participant information sheet - sign ethics approval - Pre-test questionnaire. - User Training - Explain what the project is about and what the software does (background knowledge) - Getting the user familiar with the equipment - Demonstrate the functions of the software with an example. - You may want to train the user in sections so as to not overload the user with excessive information Actual Testing: Check the recording devices are turned on Ask participants to complete particular tasks. Post Test - Post-test questionnaire / informal interview - This is where qualitative information is acquired such as how easy it is to use the software, how easy the tasks were.
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