Usability evaluation in a day

3 Jul 2008 - 2:43am
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Rune Thaarup Høegh
2008

Regarding:
http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=30937

In my company we have very good experiences using this method:

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1028050

The Instant Data Analysis (IDA) allows us to conduct a usability evaluation
with 5 users per day and have feedback to the developers ready the next day.
The IDA method strengths is that the most important usability issues will be
found and communicated to the developers in a very fast manner. If the need
for detailed analysis still exists, a traditional videobased analysis or
whatever you prefer may still be conducted.

Regards
Rune Thaarup Høegh
User Experience Designer
ETI A/S

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3 Jul 2008 - 2:53pm
Filipe Levi
2008

Some years ago when usability was a strange word in Brazil and we didn't
have the time or budget to perform traditional user testing, a colleague and
I run a series of usabilty tests in field for a dozen cellphone games,
spending one day for each game.

In the mornings, we went to public places where it was most likely to find
people with our gamer profile. After the approach, we made sure the user was
really representative by asking a couple of questions, and then the test
began. I facilitated the 'session' and my colleague took notes and recorded
the audio. It was great when we had users in pairs talking about the game as
they played it.

We conducted circa of 6 testes in the mornings and after lunch we discussed
about the notes and check them against the audio. In the end of the
afternoons we sent the reports to the team.

Two memorable weeks of guerrilla that opened several doors later :-)

Regards,

*Filipe Levi*
User researcher at CESAR
UXnet ambassador in Brazil
+55 81 99240791 | mobile
+55 81 31345131 | office
filipelevi.com

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Rune Thaarup Hoeegh <runethh at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Regarding:
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=30937
>
> In my company we have very good experiences using this method:
>
> http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1028050
>
> The Instant Data Analysis (IDA) allows us to conduct a usability evaluation
> with 5 users per day and have feedback to the developers ready the next
> day.
> The IDA method strengths is that the most important usability issues will
> be
> found and communicated to the developers in a very fast manner. If the need
> for detailed analysis still exists, a traditional videobased analysis or
> whatever you prefer may still be conducted.
>
> Regards
> Rune Thaarup Høegh
> User Experience Designer
> ETI A/S
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