This sessions focusses on 2 new products for 2 types of usability testing:
1) Guerilla Usability Testing with Silverback (Andy Budd)
Usability tests are an excellent way of discovering problems with a
product or service. However commissioning a dedicated usability lab
can be costly and time consuming. Instead of a single academic
evaluation, why not bring your usability testing in-house and run it
alongside your design and development process?
Usability testing needn't cost the Earth. It's entirely possible to
run a test at your own office, a cafe or even your subject's home.
This is why we created Silverback, a low cost usability testing
application that turns your Mac into a portable testing suite. We
wanted to break the shackles of usability testing and put it back in
the hands of designers and developers.
In this session Andy will give you a quick demo of Silverback and show
you how to plan, set-up and run your own guerilla usability tests.
Andy Budd is an author, blogger and user experience director at
Clearleft. He most recently featured as Gwyneth Paltrow's body double
in the hit Movie, Iron Man.
2) Webnographer: a web app for remote testing (James Page)
This will be the first public demo of Webnographer, which will be
launched in late September.
His short talk will show how Webnographer can offer fast insight into
Usablity issues. He will show how Webnographer enables the collection
of user behavioural data. He will also demonstrate how to gain quick
insight into the user data, through Webnographer's visual
representation. Finally James will give a brief overview of the
academic research that Webnographer is based on, such as the link
between the eye and the mouse movements.
Webnographer: Is a new service for Asynchronous Remote User Testing.
Webnographer enables faster and cheaper user testing outside of the
labs. The services has been designed so that a team can get results
back in hours using more than the normal number of participants.
Webnographer has been developed by FeraLabs, a new start-up based in
Berlin and Hastings, founded by Sabrina Mach and James Page.