Low Cost, Off Site, Remote Testing Options and Strategies
10 Jun 2009 - 10:39am
5 years ago
I was wondering if anyone has experience with very low cost, off-site
testing software and strategies.
In the next few months I may have to conduct several off-site
interaction observations but will not be able to travel. At my disposal
are some quiet testing rooms equipped with computers that have web cams.
I'm looking for suggestions of low cost remote testing software that I
could employ to run / record interaction sessions with subjects
remotely. Platform isn't so important, but something that can run on
both OS X as well as Windows would be nice and cause less of a hassle.
In the past I've used Moray, but the price is a bit prohibitive for the
kind of low-fi work I'll be doing.
In addition to software suggestions, does anyone have any helpful hints
about basic strategy? Not being on site, I'll probably use a remote
partner to serve as the prompter for the test, but that partner will
most likely not have any IxD (or related) training, so I want to keep
their role as slim as possible.
All ideas and suggestions are welcome. Usually I would be on site doing
the setup, and have someone else do the remote recording, but this time
I'm flying solo.