About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering usability testing and technical writing material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about usability testing on technical documents. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding usability testing on technical writing
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning writing (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about usability testing
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the usability testing and technical writing chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the usability testing and technical writing chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any usability testing question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a usability testing unit of a standard technical writing course. Topics covered include:
- How usability testing can be used on technical documents
- Importance of planning sessions for usability testing
- Screening and roles for participants and testers
- Writing the usability test plan
- Making recommendations after performing a usability test
1. Usability Testing on Technical Documents
If you're about to release a manual or a document, wouldn't you like to make sure that it's effective and accurate? In this lesson, we learn about usability testing, the process by which technical writing can be tested.
2. Screening & Roles for Usability Participants & Testers
Before you send a document to be distributed, it is a wise idea to perform usability testing. In this lesson, we learn about the roles for both test subjects and those administering the test.
3. Writing the Usability Test Plan & Making Recommendations
If you thought that products and apps just came to market without being tested, think again! In this lesson, we look at the process of forming a usability test plan and incorporating recommendations.
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Other chapters within the Technical Writing: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Technical Writing: Help and Review
- Prewriting for Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Writing Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Technical Editing & Rewriting: Help and Review
- Elements of Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Informal Technical Reports: Help and Review
- Formal Technical Reports: Help and Review
- Business Reports for Technical Writing: Help and Review
- Technical Correspondence: Help and Review
- Technical Resumes & Cover Letters: Help and Review
- Technical Instructions: Help and Review
- Writing Technical Manuals: Help and Review
- Writing Proposals: Help and Review
- Language & Style
- Language in Context