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User Testing

  • Apr 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For our next talk, we'll focus on user testing. We have some great talks lined up and then we'll open up the floor for general discussion.

If anyone else would specifically like to speak before the general discussion then please let me know and I'll happily add you to the line-up.

After the talk we can head over to the nearby Colston Yard to continue the discussions over beer.


• Ben Bywater and Craig Pugsley

The Whites Of Their Eyes: What Has Agile User Testing Ever Done For Us?

“Ben Bywater and Craig Pugsley, UX leads at Nokia MixRadio in Bristol, will present a whistle-stop tour of the lean user insight gathering techniques they use. They'll show us their guerrilla test lab, how they recruit users, the software they use to live broadcast, how much it costs, the benefits and drawbacks and discuss some of the finer points of highlighting other people's mistakes. They'll also discuss some alternative techniques to capture user insight in rapid and concise ways.

The talk will be short, with the remainder of the time given over to the audience to actively participate and recount their tales of success or woe getting user insight into  product development processes. Please come prepared!”

• Frank West

The when and who of user testing

Frank West will give his thoughts on the `when and who` of user testing, how do we go about finding the right people and when do we actually need them? Getting the right user feedback can be the difference between a successful project and a failure but with a limited budget can we afford to be picky? The answer is yes!

• Jon Payne and Josh Baldwin

Will give an introduction to Open Device Lab Bristol which offers developers the ability to test their wares on real tablets and phones for FREE. Hopefully, we'll also be able to get them to share some of their experiences of user testing from their day jobs at Noisy Little Monkey.

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  • Kishan G.

    Hey guys,

    Checkout all-in-one User Testing tool:­;­ that allows you to watch videos of your users interacting with your app.

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Dominic T.

    echoing the excellent talks feedback.. thanks for organising this.. would like to suggest a night of using analytics for improving apps at some point. Cheers

    April 3, 2014

    • James F.

      I think Mixpanel,, and Localytics were all mentioned.

      April 3, 2014

    • Dominic T.

      that's them.. Sharp mind badge for James.

      April 3, 2014

  • Jon P.

    thanks for a cracking evening to Scott, Karl, Tim and everyone else :) Really enjoyed it and will definitely be back... I'm just about to download for ODL Bristol... (which is here: ) now just need to buy one of those goose neck cameras!

    April 3, 2014

  • alastair l.

    thanks for an interesting session. good balance of speakers and beer!

    it just so happens I found some stuff on when NOT to rely on one to one feedback yesterday, which I thought i'd share
    (I can take no credit for the content)

    April 3, 2014

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    April 3, 2014

  • Andy B.

    Some good insights last night from each speaker. Thanks for organising another great meet up. (Only thing missing to top it off was free beer ;-) )

    April 3, 2014

    • Karl N.

      I did notice that you managed to bring a sausage roll though but not enough for everyone. No free beer, not enough sausage yourself a catering manager!

      April 3, 2014

  • Jozh T.

    Well organised, amazing speakers, worthy ideas told.

    April 3, 2014

  • Richard S.

    good talks chaps, very informative.

    April 3, 2014

  • James F.

    As mentioned last night, the neat iOS user testing tool I mentioned was :)

    2 · April 3, 2014

  • Scott A.

    Evening all, just to warn peeps theres a student party thing going on at merchant venture building so be prepared to wade through a few students to find room 1.06, but I'll hang by entrance and guide people through :)

    April 2, 2014

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