Presented by Ian Franklin (IFOnly Consulting) and Lee Duddell (What Users Do)
In this interactive session the various types of usability testing will be explored. The aim is for people to share experiences of usability testing methods, how they have changed their testing approach and what they want from new testing methods. As technologies evolve and user groups expand it is questionable if usability testing methods are keeping pace. After a very short demonstration of unmoderated remote usability testing people will break into small discussion groups and will be set a usability testing challenge to focus their discussion around methods. In a feedback session people will be asked to share usability testing knowledge and what they want in future
The event will be same time, same place as usual, 6:30 to about 8, at SimpleUsability in the Round Foundry, Leeds.
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Ian Franklin Chartered Psychologist and Ergonomist who first got interested in UX in 1984 when it was called HCI. Ian did user centred design on many large projects in the public and private sector; moving from software to e-government. Ian is now self-employed working as a freelance UX researcher and usability analyst. His passion is the application of psychology to UX; enabling a better understanding of the user, the design process, and the social context within which technology is used. He is still amazed how after nearly 30 years that the same UX issues are relevant, despite the technology getting more whizzy and prettier.
Lee Duddell is the founder of remote testing service WhatUsersDo (that includes O2, Standard Life, Virgin Atlantic and BT amongst its clients.