Task your user to do an action in the application, then watch and observe.
Do not help them, unless they are really really stuck!!!
— The Task Testing —
Lean UX is all about testing all the time at every stage of your design.
You don't know the impact of your design decision unless you test it.
Testing is how you will know your design works or not.
Think like a scientist and decide like a lawyer.
If your not user testing, your accumulating risks every time you make a design decision.
All the time and as much as possible.
In the industry, it's best to test once a week or every other week. Always be testing (ABT)
YOUR DESIGN DOES NOT NEED TO BE PERFECT or complete at all, to test it. Don't wait until it's too late.
Do concept level testing with paper prototypes, tons of testing during wire-frame level and in the visual stage too.
If you add a bunch of new screens or change existing interactions, then you should test and Iterate.
TOOLS TO RECORD A DESKTOP SCREEN
QUICK TIME - CAN RECORD DESKTOP
ZOOM - SCREEN SHARE AND RECORD
TOOLS TO RECORD A MOBILE SCREEN
Lookback Participate application
REMOTE SCREEN SHARING STEPS:
SHARE AN "ZOOM" LINK
SHARE YOUR SCREEN
GIVE MOUSE CONTROL
TEST THE PROTOTYPE
SCREEN SHARE - DESKTOP
DON'T TEST MOBILE REMOTELY
IT'S NOT 100% CONCLUSIVE AND IS
ONLY DONE TO VALIDATE CONTENT
ORDER NOT USABILITY.
SCREEN SHARE - MOBILE
What are the scenarios you're going to task people to do in
Take a look at each scenario and look at the
screens you're going to show per scenario. Then write questions that tasks & guide the user through that specific work-flow/scenario.
Write a testing-guide or user-testing script
that goes through with each scenario of your application and guides the user through the screens with questions relating to each screen and section that you are showing.
Also, think about what assumptions you're
making in the u.i. and capture the user interface assumptions.
Selecting/inputing animal preference.
Inputing water intake information.
Viewing neighborhood parking info.
Finding a local activity in SF.
How would you enter your animal preference?
Q. Are these all the breeds you're looking for?
Q. Is there any education or information that's missing?
Q. Are thing any additional information you want the app to know
about you and your animal preference?
How do you input your water information?
Q. How do you know how much water you have drank?
Q. How would you like to input water intake info in the app?
Q. Is there any information you want to know about your water input?
Show me how you would find neighborhood parking info?
Q. How do you know what neighborhoods are unsafe?
Q. Do you need the map while viewing neighborhood information?
Q. Is there any information you want to know more about?
How would you find & schedule a local activity in SF?
Q. Is this the best way to find or filter activities in SF?
Q. Are are any missing filters or categories you want?
Q. Is there any additional information you were looking for
when you found a activity to schedule?
Adopters will adopt an animal with only a small amount of animal info.
People will want to be reminded everyday about water intake.
People have time and know how to easily find and reach a parking sign info.
Tourist/1st time movers will share information about their experiences
CAN SET UP