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Usability testing : a practitioner's guide to evaluating the user experience / Mortem Hertzum.
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  • 004.019
Main Entry - Personal Name
  • Hertzum, Morten.
Title Statement
  • Usability testing : a practitioner's guide to evaluating the user experience / Mortem Hertzum.
Publication, Distribution, etc. (Imprint)
  • San Rafael, California : Morgan & Claypool, 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
  • 004.019
Bibliography, etc. Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-104)..
Formatted Contents Note
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1. The basic components of a usability test -- 1.2. The context of usability tests -- 1.3. A summary of the chapters that follow
  • 2. Usability and user experience -- 2.1. Definitions -- 2.2. Other views on usability and user experience
  • 3. Testing : maxims and modifications -- 3.1. Five maxims -- 3.2. Modifications in practice
  • 4. Usability testing : step by step -- 5. Preparations : designing and planning the test -- 5.1. Design and plan the test -- 5.2. Become familiar with the domain and prototype -- 5.3. Recruit users -- 5.4. How many users are needed? -- 5.5. Make tasks -- 5.6. Set up equipment
  • 6. Execution : running the test sessions -- 6.1. Welcome and instruct users -- 6.2. Observe users and listen in on their thoughts -- 6.3. Prompt users when needed -- 6.4. Take notes -- 6.5. Ask post-task questions -- 6.6. Thank the user
  • 7. Analysis : analyzing the data and reporting the findings -- 7.1. Analyze test data -- 7.2. How many evaluators are needed? -- 7.3. Rate problem severity -- 7.4. Devise redesign proposals -- 7.5. Report test findings
  • 8. Variations and alternatives -- 8.1. Remote usability tests -- 8.2. Unmoderated usability tests -- 8.3. Field usability tests -- 8.4. Pairwise usability tests -- 8.5. Performance testing -- 8.6. Usability specification -- 8.7. Usability inspection
Summary, etc
  • Summary: It is all too common for products, such as consumer appliances, information systems, mobile apps, and websites, to cause trouble and frustration. For example, products are often difficult or dull to use, make tasks less flexible or more tedious, shift attention away from important or gratifying activities, and simply fail to deliver expected benefits or experiences. By identifying such trouble and frustration in the lab prior to widespread use, usability tests have proven a valuable method for informing redesign efforts. A usability test consists of having test users exercise a product and think aloud about their experience using it, while an evaluator observes the users and listens in on their thoughts. On this basis, the evaluator identifies usability problems and assesses the user experience. This book describes how to conduct usability tests. After providing context about concepts and testing, the main chapters of the book cover the steps involved in preparing for a usability test, executing the test sessions, and analyzing the test data. Throughout the chapters, concrete guidance is balanced against more complex issues with an impact on the robustness, validity, completeness, impact, and cost of a usability test. The book concludes with an outlook to variations of usability testing and alternatives to it.
Subject - Topical Term
  • Human-computer interaction.
  • User interfaces (Computer systems) Testing.
  • Människa-dator-interaktion
Index Term - Uncontrolled
  • usability testing
  • usability evaluation methods
  • usability
  • user experience
  • user testing
  • thinking aloud
  • user-centered design
  • human-computer interaction
Series Added Entry - Uniform Title
  • Synthesis lectures on human-centered informatics, 1946-7699 ; #45
ISBN
  • 9781681737812
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*5058 $a7. Analysis : analyzing the data and reporting the findings -- 7.1. Analyze test data -- 7.2. How many evaluators are needed? -- 7.3. Rate problem severity -- 7.4. Devise redesign proposals -- 7.5. Report test findings
*5058 $a8. Variations and alternatives -- 8.1. Remote usability tests -- 8.2. Unmoderated usability tests -- 8.3. Field usability tests -- 8.4. Pairwise usability tests -- 8.5. Performance testing -- 8.6. Usability specification -- 8.7. Usability inspection
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