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    Usability Lab

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012)

    London, UK, 10 - 12 July 2012

    AUTHORS

    Michael B. Twidale

    ABSTRACT

    Carefully designed rigorous experimental protocols run in controlled settings are necessary for certain types of empirical scientific research. However there are cheaper, faster, more lightweight approaches that are good enough to fit the grubby pragmatics of iterative engineering design - trying to make things a bit better one step at a time. This usability lab aims to show how user tests can be designed to fit this particular need.

    It is possible to find a few of the more glaring usability problems with a website or application in a very short time. Even a user test with one person can give some indicators of potential problems meriting more detailed analysis. It is definitely more informative than no user test at all - which is what, unfortunately, often happens in design iterations.

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