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Course Time: 6 Hours

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Course Description

E 20.1: Usability Testing - Ease of Learning

This course is aimed at designers, students and others who want to know more about or learn how to conduct a usability test. Usability testing is one of the most important methods for evaluating the ease of learning and use of products.

When you test products for usability you:

Usability tests can also be used for:


Skills taught

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Course Outline

Usability Testing - Ease of Learning

Testing in Context (30 minutes)  
  What is a test?
  How does it fit into the UCD process?
A Demonstration (60 minutes)
  The session
  What did we learn?
Planning a Test (45 minutes)
  Setting objectives and creating a schedule
  Identifying and recruiting test users
  Selecting tasks and creating task scenarios
  Deciding what to measure
  Preparing the test materials
  Conducting a pilot
EXERCISE - Turning a task into a scenario (45)
Conducting the Test Sessions (75 minutes)
  Some rules for the test moderator
  Conducting a remote test
  Staying organized
EXERCISE -Practice moderating (30 minutes)
Analyzing the Data (30 minutes)
  Triangulation of measures
  Organizing data around key findings
Communicating the Results (50 minutes)
  Different ways to report findings
  Focusing on what's most important
  A typical 60 minute briefing
  Following up to get results
Wrap up (10 minutes)

 

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Title: Usability Testing - Ease of Learning
Course #: E 20.1
Tracks: Usability Engineer
Group: UX Evaluation
Status: in development

 


Faculty

Joe Dumas
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Meet: Joe

Joe Dumas, Ph.D., was one of the early contributors to the User eXperience profession. He was turned on to User eXperience at the 1982 Gaithersburg conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems. Having worked as a cognitive psychologist and a human factors specialist, he found his calling in high-tech product User eXperience. For most of his career, Joe worked as a consultant to high-tech companies focusing on user interface design and evaluation methods. His clients included Microsoft, Oracle, Motorola, and the New York Stock Exchange. Most recently he has been consulting with Oracle from his home office on Cape Cod. Throughout the past decade he taught a usability evaluation course in Bentley University’s graduate program as well as tutorials at User eXperience conferences.

Joe holds a B. A. in Psychology from Boston College and a Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in Cognitive Psychology. He is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Usability Studies, the online journal of the Usability Professionals’ Association. He is the author of three books on User eXperience methods. He is most proud of his book with Ginny Redish, A Practical Guide to Usability Testing, which many user experience professionals have read as their introduction to the profession.

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