Web usability consulting
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The sequel. The how-to guide for doing your own usability tests. Hint: It’s much easier than you’d think, as you can see in this video that shows how I do tests.
UserTesting.com has posted video of a webinar where I did live usability reviews of three Web sites. Warning: you'll have to give them your email address (or an email address; wink, wink) to watch it. But it's worth it. (Actually, give them your real email. They have a good newsletter.)
And New Riders has a podcast of a discussion I had with my publisher Nancy Ruenzel about usability testing on mobile devices when I stopped by their new office in San Francisco recently.
Check back in January when I may have some scheduled.
Anyone going to U[X]PA?
I’m looking forward—as usual—to the annual Usability Professionals’ Association conference next week in DC.
Oh, sorry. The User Experience Professionals’ Association conference next week in DC. (I’m still not entirely used to the name change.)
I’ve always told anyone who’s interested in usability that they should try to get to this conference if they can, because unlike some professional conferences, the sessions tend to be much more practical than academic. Most of the presenters are practitioners who are eager to share their experience, so it’s always interesting and very often useful.
But I realized last year that there’s another reason why I always enjoy the conference so much.
“I've designed and facilitated a dozen or so tests on startup sites over the past couple of years but the last round I did was for a large publishing company and boy was I nervous.
The results were outstanding.
One forgets how bloody fantastic it is when that behemoth of an issue shows it's face for the first time... Priceless.”
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