Ch 6: Usability Testing & Technical Writing

About This Chapter

Explore the processes involved in developing usability tests with this chapter's lessons and quizzes. Instructors cover planning sessions, participant screening and more over the course of short videos lasting around five minutes each.

Usability Testing & Technical Writing - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Watch these entertaining videos to learn how usability tests with clearly defined goals and the right participants can be used to improve the quality of a technical document. Each video includes tags so that you can quickly review key points, and the lessons come with transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes. Our expert instructors outline each stage of the usability testing process with lessons on the following topics:

  • Purposes of usability testing
  • Components of a usability test plan
  • Considerations for choosing test participants
  • Responsibilities of usability testers during testing

Video Objective
Usability Testing on Technical Documents Find out what usability testing is and learn why it's used to develop technical documents.
Importance of the Planning Session for Usability Testing Understand the types of goal setting that take place during these planning sessions.
Screening & Roles for Usability Participants & Testers Explore considerations for selecting participants and assigning tasks for a usability test. Take a look at the roles of observers during the testing process.
Writing the Usability Test Plan & Making Recommendations Identify the components of a usability test plan, including test parameters, user profiles and testing goals. Learn how test results can be used to recommend changes to technical documents.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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