Planning and Executing a Usability Test
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Planning and Executing a Usability Test

Where usability testing fits into the design process & how to setup & facilitate a practical UT | Includes 10 templates
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Created by Manish Vashist
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Where UT fits in the design process.
  • Who are the actors who participate in a UT session.
  • What are different type of tests.
  • What are the different type of questions in a UT & what is the right number of participants for a session.
  • How to plan for a Kickoff Meeting.
  • How to screen participant.
  • How to build a Usability test protocol.
  • How to prepare a data log sheet.
  • What are the pointers to remember while scheduling participants.
  • How to analysis & prioritize findings & how to redesign & present design changes.
  • How to initiate a session.
  • What is a think aloud protocol.
  • How to probe users & maintain neutral voice tone & body language.
  • What is a remote usability test, Guerilla UT & A-B & multivariate testing.
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of software delivery process.
Description

Learn quick and practical usability testing techniques - A 7 step process that will help you move the design into compliance with the users’ needs, limitations, mental models and cognitive styles. You will learn essential testing techniques ranging from test setup to test planning & execution. The course talks about simple paper prototype tests to cutting-edge remote testing using advanced tool sets & how to successfully moderate your session.

A student would learn 

  • Where UT fits in the design process, 
  • Who are the actors who participate in a UT session, 
  • What are different type of tests, 
  • What are the different type of questions in a UT 
  • What is the right number of participants for a session.  
  • How to plan for a Kickoff Meeting, 
  • How to screen participant, 
  • How to build a test protocol, 
  • How to prepare a data log sheet, 
  • What are the pointers to remember while scheduling participants, 
  • How to analysis & prioritize findings 
  • How to redesign & present design changes.  
  • How to initiate a session, 
  • What is a think aloud protocol, 
  • How to probe users & maintain neutral voice tone & body language, 
  • What is a remote usability test, 
  • What is Guerilla UT 
  • What is A-B & multivariate testing.
Who is the target audience?
  • Usability practitioners, website/intranet developers, application developers, interface designers, project managers, quality control personnel, market researchers, and graphic artists.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
01:08:36
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You Should Know This Before Planning a UT
6 Lectures 21:41


Actors who participate in the UT
02:09

Type of Tests in UT session
03:12

Type of questions in a UT session
06:16

Number of participants in a UT session
02:59
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Planning a UT
7 Lectures 22:39

Build a Screener to fetch the right participant
04:38

Preparing a test Protocol
02:38

Prepare data log sheet
02:11

Preparing a UT schedule
02:32

Analysis & prioritization of design issues
03:06

Redesign & present design changes
04:44
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Executing a UT Session
5 Lectures 14:28

Think Aloud protocol
01:31

Probe users to understand WHY
03:08

Neutral voice tone & body language
05:02

Do we use Stats?
01:58
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Different UT Setups
3 Lectures 09:48
Remote usability testing
04:05

Guerilla UT
02:18

A-B & Multivariate testing
03:25
About the Instructor
Manish Vashist
5.0 Average rating
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2 Students
1 Course
Design thinker, Consultant, Teacher, Author, Mentor

Over 18 years of blended experience in UX, Product Management, Business Analysis & Strategy, hands on design, Coding & running a startup.

Provide thought leadership, build long term & short term UX strategies to help clients meet business goals.

Mentor & Trainer: Personal & professional growth

Worked for big banks, health care providers, rail road companies, lighting controller & electronics, education platform & content providers, app developers, handset manufacturers, platform vendors and carriers, Travel companies and more.

Extensively traveled worldwide to meet stakeholders, conduct end user interviews, conduct usability tests, facilitate design workshops, and present UI deliverables.

A Design Thinker, HFI CUA-CXA Trainer, UX Though leadership,  Enterprise cloud, IOT, UX Strategy, Enterprise Mobile Application, Intranet Applications, Ecommerce, Consumer Mobility, Learning & Content Management, Telecom Back Office, Social & Enterprise Games, Social Enterprise Collaboration, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Healthcare Device Usability Testing & More.