In this course, you will learn usability testing principles and strategies for planning and conducting a test in a usability lab. Once the basics are established through early class meetings and online discussion, you will focus your efforts on working with your team to plan, prepare, and conduct a usability test, then analyze and present the results in a written report, oral presentation, and highlights tape or embedded video clips.
- Collaborate successfully as a team to plan a usability test
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct an effective usability test, based on a test plan
- Analyze the results accurately and coherently
- Present the results in effective oral and written forms
- Barnum, C. M. (2011) Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set… Test!, Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.
- Galitz, W. O. (2007) The Essential Guide to User Interface Design: A Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques, 3rd ed, Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.
- Krug, S. (2006) Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd ed, Berkeley, CA: New Riders Publishing.
- Nielsen, J. (2000) Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity, Berkeley, CA: New Riders Publishing.