Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set...Test!

Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set...Test!

by Carol M. Barnum
     
 

"What makes so many products so difficult for the average person to use?"Carol Barnum posits this question in her introduction to this book. Too many perfectly functioning products are being returned because they are not usable. Strong usability testing is the key. But what do we do if under a strict budget and time constraints? How do we properly prepare,

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"What makes so many products so difficult for the average person to use?"Carol Barnum posits this question in her introduction to this book. Too many perfectly functioning products are being returned because they are not usable. Strong usability testing is the key. But what do we do if under a strict budget and time constraints? How do we properly prepare, test, analyze, and measure across a multitude of cultures, generations, and countries? There are many different testing methods and numerous situations in which to test; however, all are grounded in the same basics of usability testing.

Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It also explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123750921
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
446,449
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting started guide Chapter 1- Establishing the essentials Chapter 2-Testing here, there, everywhere Chapter 3- Big U and little u usability Chapter 4- Understanding users and their goals Chapter 5- Planning for usability testing Chapter 6- Preparing for usability testing Chapter 7- Conducting a usability test Chapter 8- Analyzing the findings Chapter 9- Reporting the findings Chapter 10- International usability testing

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