Let's get together again. This time we'll dive deeper on the topic of usability testing (thank you to James Mosier for suggesting the topic!).
The Tannery - 138 E. Main St., Ste. 203 Kent, Ohio 44240
Parking is available for free the month of June in the new parking structure on Depeyster St, which is one block off Depeyster & Main (short walk to the Tannery).
30 minutes: We'll start the conversation with a reverse book club. A few of us will read the book "Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems" and then tell everyone else about it. You are welcomed to read it and join in the talk, or sit back and learn.
45 min - 1 hour: We'll discuss various aspects of usability testing, the challenges our colleagues have faced and what to do with special issues (difficult participants, testing mobile devices, etc.).
More about the book
The book was written by Steve Krug who also wrote "Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability."
Amazon says it: "Spells out an approach to usability testing that anyone can easily apply to their own web site, application, or other product. (As he said in Don't Make Me Think, "It's not rocket surgery".) In this new book, Steve explains how to:
- Test any design, from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-functioning web site or application
- Keep your focus on finding the most important problems (because no one has the time or resources to fix them all)
- Fix the problems that you find, using his "The least you can do" approach
By paring the process of testing and fixing products down to its essentials (A morning a month, that's all we ask ), Rocket Surgery makes it realistic for teams to test early and often, catching problems while it's still easy to fix them. Rocket Surgery Made Easy adds demonstration videos to the proven mix of clear writing, before-and-after examples, witty illustrations, and practical advice that made Don't Make Me Think so popular."