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Usability Testing Fundamentals

Everything you need to know to get started usability testing

Whether you're brand new to testing, or are looking for a quick refresher, this tutorial will teach you the basics of planning, designing and conducting an effective diagnostic usability test. Focused on a practical approach to diagnostic testing, you'll learn how to get the information you need to make products easier to use.

Half Day Tutorial by Debbie Cook (MathWorks), Michelle Erickson (MathWorks)
Usability Fundamentals (UF)
6:00pm to 9:30pm on Monday, June 04, 2012

About the Half Day Tutorial

Using a blend of discussion and exercises, you'll learn:

  • How to plan and design a diagnostic usability test
  • How to prepare for the test
  • Deciding which user(s) to recruit
  • Creating effective tasks and scenarios
  • Preparing your prototype
  • Test moderation techniques
  • Interacting with participants
  • Leveraging the think aloud method
  • A low-cost, low-effort approach for capturing important observations and processing results.