I'm wondering if and what you guys use for quick (and relatively cheap) online user testing. I know there is usertesting.com and feedbackarmy.com. Does anyone have any experience with these or can you recommend any others?
I will be teaching an in-person class on Usability Testing at General Assembly in Cambridge (Kendall Square) next month. This is a foundations class for those who wish to master the process of planning, conducting, and analyzing usability testing data.
Just curious to know what everybody uses to prototype their designs when user testing, and when presenting clients, or giving pitches to potential investors. I've seen a multitude of different resources used for user testing; anything from interactive pdfs, paper renderings, coded mock-ups and fully built software.
What sort of tools do you use for prototyping, and do those tools change with the device you're testing for?
Fellow IxDA colleagues, interaction peers, and UX design nutjobs!
LET'S SWAP USER TESTS!! (Hey, baby... I'll test your app if you test mine!)
So, like in this community, I'm an Interaction/UX designer working on an app. We're trying to get some good hands-on user testing and as a UX guy, I'm keen on getting that extra critical feedback only possible from keen IxD peeps such as yourself.
Please DM me at Jackson at jacksondcarson.com and we can take it from there.
UXRomandie (an IxDA local) is meeting up next week for a few drinks and a talk on Remote User Testing 101.
As the talk will be in French, the rest of this email is in French. But don't hesitate to contact me off the line to discuss what we are doing at UXRomandie or if you're an English speaker in French Switzerland. You are more than welcome to meet with us, as most of our participants speaks perfect English.
Nous vous convions au prochain rendez-vous UX Romandie. Cette réunion se tient le 27.03 à L'université de Genève.
So, I'm doing a brief contract for a rather large, multinational software company located near Seattle (ahem) and I've been asked to critique a methodology I've never come across before. Clearly it's been put together on the fly a la MacGyver invention, and I'm not entirely sure it'll get the results they think it will, so I figured I'd ask more knowledgeable folk. The methodology is something of a cross between a focus group (ugh) and a feature presentation. They're calling it a Concept Verification Test, and the sessions will go something like this: