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Usability testing

3 Nov

Usability testing can take many forms depending on where you are in the design process. Some of you may still be testing assumptions about concept and approach; others will have questions about specific variables and some are ready to test navigation and sequence.

Here are a few resources to help with your planning:

OJR’s ‘five guide’ to do-it-yourself website usability testing
By Laura Ruel and Nora Paul
A useful resource provided by the federal government on usability testing for government websites (relevant to many types of products).

A well organized test
Example Usability Test with a Paper Prototype

A less organized test
Paper Prototyping User Test 1