Beyond Usability Testing with Amanda Nance

Beyond Usability Testing: Getting a Holistic View of the User Experience

with Amanda Nance

Companies that want to become more user-centered often begin by incorporating usability testing into their process. But usability testing can only answer certain types of questions, and it is only one tool amidst a plethora of user research techniques. What ELSE can user experience designers do to involve users and improve the user experience?

To answer this question, Amanda will present a case study in which she used several different research methods - including field visits, interview, and a diary study - to learn about customers' initial experience and look for ways to improve it. The audience will learn the value of various research methods and when to use each. Amanda will also discuss practical tips such as how to incorporate additional research methods into an organization.

Join us at Hypepotamus Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm to hear Amanda's holistic approach to usability testing.


Amanda has been conducting user research since 2002 and is currently a Principal Usability Analyst at Sage in Lawrenceville, GA. She holds a Master's degree in human-computer interaction and spent her undergraduate studying psychology and communication. Amanda has previously presented at CHI*Atlanta and the User Experience Professionals' Association (UXPA).


We'll be heading to Ecco afterward for drinks and conversation.


Parking is available in the Biltmore parking deck, as well as metered spaced along the surrounding streets. There is also a pay lot, centrally located between Hypepotamus and Ecco, on Cypress Street, between 6th and 7th Streets.


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  • Lou S.

    This was my first meetup. I enjoyed the presentation and the space where it was hosted.

    August 31, 2013

  • Kendrick G.

    New to programming

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Tricia C.

    Can you recommend a company to do a usability test to your website , before launch?

    August 23, 2013

  • Kawika V.

    This will be my first meet up. I'm very excited!

    August 18, 2013

  • Monique J.

    Looking forward to hearing Amanda speak! If you don't want to risk getting a ticket for parking around Hype and you need ride/transportation to Hype I have a promo code from Uber: MoniqueJ - $20 off your first ride. Good until August 31st for first-time users­

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • willie b.

    Looking forward to it

    August 9, 2013

  • Bob S.

    Too many web designers have a misconception that health insurance is too expensive. I work with web designers and show that having health insurance coverage doesn't have to be but not having it will be.

    July 21, 2013

  • Astrid P.

    Is the actual presentation expected to be 3 hours? (7:00-10:00)

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, definitely not

      May 19, 2013

  • Jesse W.

    Sounds awesome!

    May 16, 2013

  • holley s.

    What is the correct date for this? August 29th and May 30th are both listed. thanks.

    May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      August 29th

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Thank you.

    May 16, 2013

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