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Re: usability lab on DevConf in Brno



On Thu, 2012-12-13 at 06:51 -0500, Kamil Paral wrote:
> The most important information I received is that we will be able to
> get only 1.5 hours of the lab time. Is it enough time? It might be
> enough if we test several people in parallel. 4 people in parallel, 30
> minutes each, that's 12 people tested. It is achievable? I never
> performed such lab testing.

If you have 1.5 hours, and we target the tests to be 30 min per
participants, you're really only going to be able to do 2 runs. You'll
probably have to do some cleanup work in-between participant sessions on
the same machine (e.g., delete the old VM, save out the recordings,
etc.) But that's okay. If you could do 4 people in parallel, that's 8
people tested, and that's absolutely useful.

Do you have access to four laptops that could be devoted to the testing
purpose during that time?

Having video recordings of the tests is honestly not all that critical -
if we could get audio recordings of the tests as they were run and
sheets of observer's notes per participant, that's a great body of data
- we could have the audio transcribed and compare that against the notes
and get good data from that.

If you're running 4 tests currently, are there 4 QA folks who could
commit to administering one each of the tests and write down the
observations?

~m


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