Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Update on Outreachy usability testing

I wanted to share a brief update on the usability testing project that I am working on with Gina, as part of Outreachy. I am honored to work with Gina this cycle on usability testing, and she is doing a great job.

Gina's usability test will focus on Nautilus, Evince + Characters, Calendar, and Image Viewer. She has assembled a series of scenario tasks that simulate how a person would actually use GNOME and the applications. These scenario tasks have gone through significant revision and are much better representative of typical usage by average users.

This week and next, Gina will lead the usability test, with about twelve test volunteers. I'm very pleased that Gina has developed a script to welcome each tester and explain what the usability test is about. Gina and I also developed a simple form to capture some information about the testers: their age, their experience level, and their technical level. We do this to demonstrate in the analysis that the usability test adequately represents GNOME users.

I look forward to this usability test!
image: Outreachy

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