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Ch 5: Usability Testing for Design

About This Chapter

These lessons will help your employees increase their knowledge of the process of testing different software for usability. You will learn about the related processes, such as user acceptance testing and review related terminology.

Usability Testing for Design - Chapter Summary

This chapter, which has been developed by professional instructors, covers the different aspects of user experience design. Your employees will be introduced to user testing in general and learn about the various ways user testing is conducted. This chapter also discusses the study of web usability and relevant standards of web usability. Other topics covered include:

  • Practices & methodology of usability testing
  • End user testing & user acceptance testing
  • User experience research & surveying
  • Heat maps & eye tracking

The learning process in streamlined through the use of compact, engaging lessons that cover the necessary content. Assessments can be taken at any time during the course. Revisiting main points, is simple; just review or print the transcripts or text of the lessons.

How it Helps

  • Builds understanding : Completing these lessons can help employees better understand the key components of testing for usability.
  • Defines integral skills : Concise lessons allow employees to gain an understanding of the steps involved in conducting research related to user experience.
  • Reviews skills : The lessons will help employees review the methods and tools related to user testing.

Skills Covered

At the chapters' completion, employees will be able to:

  • Define usability
  • Identify the most effective mode of usability testing
  • Ensure that the appropriate usability standards are being considered
  • Understand user acceptance & experience testing
  • Share the standards of usability testing
  • Know how to implement experience research and surveys
  • Use heat maps and eye tracking

13 Lessons in Chapter 5: Usability Testing for Design
What is User Testing? - Questions, Methods & Tools

1. What is User Testing? - Questions, Methods & Tools

User testing is a major step in the development process. Information Systems Design and Development is not complete until the user accepts or rejects a new project or application. Let's see how businesses acquire that approval.

Usability Testing Methods: Definition & Hallway Usability

2. Usability Testing Methods: Definition & Hallway Usability

Comprehensive testing is an important part of product development these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at usability testing, what it is, methods for doing it, and how it compares to hallway usability.

User Acceptance Testing: Best Practices & Methodology

3. User Acceptance Testing: Best Practices & Methodology

In this lesson, we will be looking at what User Acceptance Testing is all about, why it is so important that it is carried out, and best practices & methodology to apply when implementing.

Web Usability Testing: Standards, Definition, & Tools

4. Web Usability Testing: Standards, Definition, & Tools

In this lesson, we will be looking at what web usability is all about, what standards to observe and the available tools to use when testing for usability in websites or web apps.

Web Usability: Standards & Definition

5. Web Usability: Standards & Definition

Web usability deals with the effectiveness and efficiency of website design. In this lesson, you'll learn more about web usability, best practices for creating a site that delivers, and how to improve a visitor's experience.

What is a Usability Study?

6. What is a Usability Study?

In this lesson, you'll learn about what a usability study is and how it can improve the design of software. This lesson covers hallway testing, in-office and remote usability testing, and A/B testing.

What is End User Testing? - Definition & Acceptance

7. What is End User Testing? - Definition & Acceptance

Businesses today want to be sure their products conform to customer's wishes. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the end user, and how companies can test products to meet their expectations.

What Is User Acceptance Testing? - Definition & Examples

8. What Is User Acceptance Testing? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at what user acceptance testing is all about, what leads up to its requirement, the various types and examples of testing involved.

What is User Experience Testing? - Methods & Tools

9. What is User Experience Testing? - Methods & Tools

In this lesson, we will be looking at user experience and discussing how it is tested on product designs before they are released for wider use or access. We will also examine the methods and tools used to carry out user experience testing.

User Experience Research Process

10. User Experience Research Process

In this article, you'll go over the steps of the user experience research process. We'll follow a health insurance company as they make their site more usable through the use of interviews, card sorting and user testing.

User Experience Surveys: Questions & Sample

11. User Experience Surveys: Questions & Sample

In this lesson, we will be looking at what user experience is and what a user experience survey is all about, why it is used, questions asked, and samples used in capturing user experiences.

What is a Heat Map? - Examples & Eye Tracking

12. What is a Heat Map? - Examples & Eye Tracking

Eye tracking is an area that is constantly looking to improve its abilities. In this lesson, we'll look at heat maps, what they are, how they relate to eye tracking, and some examples.

What is Eye Tracking? - Technology & Research

13. What is Eye Tracking? - Technology & Research

Our vision is important to many of us, because of our reliance on it. In this lesson, we'll take a look at eye tracking, the current state of the technology, and where it may be going.

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