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November 14, 2006

Special Event-Usability Testing methods- What are we observing and why?

Usability_testing_event_1   Note: If you missed this seminar, we will be running it again in future. Stay tuned to Experience Dynamics usability seminars for details.

When conducting usability testing, what do you measure and why? How do you capture metrics and what you should be measuring?

In this World Usability Day exclusive web seminar, we will discuss usability testing observation metrics and best practices.

Agenda:

1. Usability Testing metrics: What are the things you should be measuring? How to measure qualitative vs. quantitative data (e.g. satisfaction vs. effort).

2. Usability testing observation best practices: Do you measure time on task every time? What do you need to do a good job capturing metrics if you are doing "quick and dirty" discount usability or "guerrilla" testing, without undermining your own efforts?

3. New tool for usability testing logging: LiveLogger. Just released this week, we will review a new  usability test logging application. We will review the new LiveLogger interface and discuss what the tool does, how it captures and reports on usability testing metrics.

Summary: In this 1 hour live web seminar (held twice on World Usability Day), we will review usability testing observation best practices.

Length: 60 minutes

Who should attend: People new to usability testing or want to conduct rapid usability testing; usability managers; user experience team; anyone responsible for user advocacy or usability testing.

Note: If you missed this seminar, we will be running it again in future. Stay tuned to Experience Dynamics usability seminars for details.

Here is an independent review of the seminar by Corey Bates at UseTube. Thanks for your comments Corey.

Happy Usability Testing!
Frank Spillers, MS (Usability Consultant)

November 06, 2006

Usability Lab Rental- new site launch, new labs, new software!

Portable_usability_testing_lab_1 On World Usability Day (11.14.06) we launch the second version of Usability Lab Rental.com, an Experience Dynamics company, providing usability testing software and usability lab solutions.

Two exciting new products to announce with the site launch! The new site launch will coincide with World Usability Day who's theme is "Making Life Easy".

1. New Usability Testing logging software- now available for a free 30 day download.  Does LiveLogger make your life easier (centralizes test logging notes and provides quick real-time reporting of user and task performance)? Tell us what you think!

2. Next generation digital portable usability labs now shipping. Perfect if you are looking for a corporate solution to your ramp up your internal usability efforts.

Future posts will provide more in-depth information to help you conduct better usability tests.

Happy Usability Testing!
Frank Spillers, MS (Usability Consultant)