I have kinda stumbled into doing a series of usability testing tips on LinkedIn. I did two and they were quite popular, so now I’m compelled to keep going. I’m going to use this post to collate them all by linking to each of the posts on LinkedIn.
- “What is this screen telling you?”
- “What’s going to happen if you click this?”
- Humanising your observers
- Hypotheses about other users
- Learning your introduction by heart
- The tale of two prototypes
- Observation room rules
- Screener questions for unmoderated tests
- Distance yourself from the design
- Prototypes should be consistent and realistic
- Clear out ‘dead would’
- Test tasks over interactions
- How to handle the T word
- Relax and make mistakes
- Avoid Hansel & Grettel tasks
- Bin your homepage exploration task
- Give participants permission to be careless
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