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Run your own basic usability study to find out just what your users need from your website, application, or device—and learn where to focus design improvements to have the biggest impact. Author Chris Nodder shows how to design a study so that it answers your questions, recruit the right participants, and set up the test environment. The course also teaches you how to moderate and observe a usability session, interact with participants and ask the right kind of questions, and then analyze the results and share them with your team in a meaningful way.
(music playing) Hello, I'm Chris Nodder. Welcome to Foundations of UX Usability Testing. Usability Testing is an activity that every software development team should perform early and often with their sites and products. It's the fastest and easiest way to find out whether the thing you plan on delivering will meet your user's needs. That includes whether it behaves the way they expect. Whether it gives them what they wanted. And whether they can even work their way through your screens.
There's a big difference between having a good idea for a product or service and actually delivering it in a way that people want to use. Usability Testing makes sure you're on track. This course doesn't make any assumptions about your background, although, it's primarily aimed at people who work in or are learning about software design and development. Usability Testing is a highly sought after skill. And this course provides a solid grounding in how to run a typical study. This course has practical tips on how to schedule, design, and run your own Usability Tests, and then apply what you learned to your own product.
Now, I want to help you learn how to run your own Usability Test, so that you can make your users even happier. So with that, let's get started.
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