7 – v1 Prototype and User Testing

Students will design a paper prototype of an application, or part of an application, to better address the problem at hand … and then test that prototype. Initial Research Paper prototyping is a basic usability testing technique that can help test interfaces cheaply and quickly. At its most simple, it is nothing more than a visual representation of what an interface Read more about 7 – v1 Prototype and User Testing[…]

6 – Task Descriptions

Develop two (or more) descriptions of common tasks that one of the personas above would carry out. Consider how best to represent these task descriptions (e.g. scenarios, storyboards, etc.). Introduction Task descriptions are a simple and effective process for laying out tasks from a user’s perspective. They are generally used for new software projects, and help us imagine Read more about 6 – Task Descriptions[…]

4 – User Research Breakdown & Persona Preparation

Conduct research to gain insight and empathy Overview This post details the results of our efforts to breakdown the copious amounts of user data, from different sources, and start grouping it sections for our upcoming Personas. Questionnaire: 101 Responses Overall 76.2% Female – 23.8% Male 16.8% have scuba dived before – 83.2% have not gone Read more about 4 – User Research Breakdown & Persona Preparation[…]

3.2 – User Research: Interviews

Students will carry out research to gain an understanding of the human and the tasks they need to perform. Introduction User interviews can be unstructured, semi-structured or structured, and follow a format where a researcher asks questions of users (or potential users) and records their responses. They can be used to examine the usability of the Read more about 3.2 – User Research: Interviews[…]

3.1 – User Research: Observation

Students will carry out research to gain an understanding of the human and the tasks they need to perform. Introduction User observation involves watching and listening carefully to users as they interact with an interface or work with a product. There are many user testing techniques available, but user observation is one approach that can be used if Read more about 3.1 – User Research: Observation[…]