Trends in Usability Testing

A session at WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

12:45pm to 1:45pm (PST)

Over the years, there have been some exciting developments in the way usability tests are facilitated. During this session we will take a closer look at the trends in the tools and techniques used in usability testing and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

current Think Aloud (CTA) vs. Retrospective Think Aloud (RTA) Technique
how to moderate using RTA
remote usability testing
testing paper and low-fidelity prototypes remotely
overview of different remote usability testing tools
automated usability testing (unmoderated remote testing)
overview of different automated testing tools
interview-based Tasks vs. Pre-defined Tasks
observer Debriefing
overview of different debriefing techniques

the latest methods and trends in usability testing
the latest tools available in usability testing (remote and in-person)
different moderation techniques
different observer debriefing techniques

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Kyle Soucy

Founding Principal, Usable Interface. UX consultant specializing in user research and usability testing.

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Time 12:45pm1:45pm PST

Date Mon 14th March 2011

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