A critical component of creating a user-centered application is progressive testing. This course provides practical techniques to help you move the design into accordance with the user's needs, limitations, mental models and cognitive styles.
This course is designed for usability practitioners, website/intranet developers, application developers, interface designers, project managers, quality control personnel, market researchers, and graphic artists.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Learn quick and practical usability testing techniques—ranging from simple paper prototype tests to cutting edge remote testing—for the entire interface design life cycle and accurately predict how users will experience your applications
Survey the scope of usability issues
Know the four factors that drive your testing
Know the appropriate test and when to use it
Learn tests that uncover problems with content organization, task flow, and brand strategy
Conduct performance-based tests using paper and functioning prototypes
Review advanced prototype testing that adds precision to your performance measures
Design and conduct a remote test
Learn to analyze web traffic logs
Review a 10-point checklist of the critical components of a successful usability test plan