Tag Archives: Usability

Lessons Learned

Most of this has been covered in the previous post but it would be good to extract a number of key things that we have learned through the USeD project. usability can save you time and money during the development … Continue reading

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Success and how to measure it

So, has the USeD project been successful?  Has it achieved what it set out to? These questions are always hard to answer.  How do you measure success?  Success can be quantitative but is often a subjective metric.   To attempt to answer these questions … Continue reading

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Project Recap

With the USeD project drawing to a close it is a good time to recap on what we set out to achieve and how we went about it. Overview The USeD project aimed to improve the usability and learnability of … Continue reading

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Version 4 User Testing

The final round of interface testing will follow the same format as the previous sessions.  6 candidates will run through a series of tasks designed to test the usability of the interface.  Once again, candidates were selected from a list … Continue reading

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Usability lab on a shoestring budget

Usability testing should be an important part of the development of any user interface. Ensuring that the interface is intuitive and easy to use is critical for its success. However, running usability sessions with real users often strikes fear into … Continue reading

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Version 3 User Testing

This round of testing concentrates on Version 3 of the New Data Downloader User Interface. The two previous interfaces have undergone an “expert review” and testing with EDINA staff.  Many issues have been identified and solutions have been implemented.  This version … Continue reading

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Results of UI testing on Version 2

So, you think you have a good, usable project which clearly sets out what the user has to do to get what they want…….. and then you do some user testing.  The UI testing on Version two of the downloader … Continue reading

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Recommendations from UI Testing 1

Based on the first round of UI testing and the report prepared by our usability expert, a number of suggested improvements were put forward for the data downloader.  Actually, the report prepared by David was very useful.  The report did … Continue reading

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UI Testing Round one

So we have our Version 1, time to get some UI testing on it.  An interesting point came up at one of the JISC program meetings in August. I asked mc schraefel if was acceptable to use internal staff to … Continue reading

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New Digimap Data Downloader – Version 1

After a considerable amount of deliberation and discussion the version 1 of the new digimap downloader is ready to be tested.  Figure 1 shows the initial screen of the data downloader.  This is dominated by a large map window surrounded … Continue reading

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