22 Feb 2010 - 9:03pm
Rich Gunther

Ovo Solo: New Usability Testing Tool From Ovo Studios

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Ovo Solo: A low-cost usability testing tool that’s big on features.

Ovo Studios is excited to announce the release of Ovo Solo. Built on
our enterprise Ovo Logger framework, Ovo Solo gives you the powerful
recording and analysis you’ve come to expect from Ovo at a fraction
of the cost of comparable solutions.

9 Feb 2010 - 10:56am
6 years ago
9 replies
Jeremy Kriegel

Localized UX research in France or doing research in another country and language

does anyone have any general experiences to share about doing research
in another country in a language no one on your team speaks?

More specifically, has anyone used any research agencies in France?

28 Oct 2009 - 11:37am
6 years ago
2 replies
Benjamin Davies

Success criteria for accessability testing

Hello. I am about to begin designing a usability study on a government
website and evaluating the accessability of the site will be a big
component. I'm looking for advice on comparing data from the
visually disabled participants (using screen readers and magnifieers)
to participants with typical vision.


13 May 2009 - 1:35pm
7 years ago
3 replies

What is the Best Practice for Usability Testing a Registration Process.

Does any have any suggestions for how to best design a test for a
registration process.

We have 3 different scenarios involving a step process. If we take a
group of people and perform a usability test, should we put them
through all three scenarios? We're thinking this might skew results
as they'll become familiar with the scenario (because each scenario
has relatively minor nuances for differences). Also, they could
become fatigued.

Any suggestions how to produce the best results and most accurate

Thanks, Paul

16 Apr 2009 - 6:57pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Round-up of remote usability testing systems

Hiya folks,

Firstly, thanks to those who contributed to two recent threads here
about remote usability testing systems! I happen to be shopping for a
solution myself, and so I did a big round-up of the offerings that I
could discover. See:

On a high-level, there is the asynchronous, unmoderated, remote
system, available for a wide range of prices.

23 Mar 2009 - 2:23pm
Adam Stout

Survey on Value of Usability Testing

We are looking to gather your thoughts on the value of usability
testing in your interfaces as well as what you currently use to
assess this and what you think of the current tools on the market.

If you have 10 minutes to spare to help out a team of graduate
students at Carnegie Mellon University, please take the survey at:

This research is an essential part of our teams Capstone Project. We
greatly appreciate your time and input.

18 Feb 2009 - 11:21am
7 years ago
7 replies

Usability Testing Challenge

Hi all,
I am a UI designer for a start up company and I'm conducting a
usability test for our web product for the first time.

I've read a few books including "handbook of usability testing"
and "a practical guide to usability testing", and I've read a ton
of resources online.

The product we are testing is a web widget which is going to be
integrated in other websites (blogs, portals, etc.).

21 Jan 2009 - 5:55pm
7 years ago
23 replies
Julian Orr

Living the Job >> Enterprise UX Research by Doing (vs. Observation)


Does anyone out there have the experience of actually performing a given job
(for at least a day or three, perhaps longer) as a means of really
researching context, tasks etc.? Specifically, I am thinking of an
enterprise context, where the user doesn't have choice in tools, workflow
and there are some highly developed skills (ie more than the basic web
skills of an e-commerce user). Also, I am contrasting this approach to
on-site observation, empathic modeling and user role playing.

For example, working in a call center as a first line telephone customer
care agent.

29 Jul 2008 - 2:45pm
4 years ago
11 replies
Mike Dunn

Usability testing on the cheap- Silverback, ?

Hey all, I'm doing some research on different tiers of usability testing,
and I love the new Silverback app that Clear Left just put out ( as a potential lower-end solution (we already
have partnerships in place for the high-end services). Are there any other
apps like Silverback out there? What do you guys use?

Michael Dunn

16 Jun 2008 - 4:36pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Jerome Ryckborst

Using Morae Recorder+Observer: Yes or no?

I'd like to hear from people who have to conduct usability sessions on their own, AND who use Morae Observer on a second laptop. Does it make you more efficient? How much more?

After a recent stint analysing a ton of Recorder data, I can affirm that I love Recorder but that I spend more time than I should in Morae Manager, and maybe I need to use Morae Observer together with Recorder so I can reduce time spent in Manager.

Any comments? Tips? Cautions?

-=- Jerome

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