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Do you love your mobile phone? Your MP3 player? Your e-book reader? You laptop or tablet PC? There’s a reason for that. Usability.

When usability testing is part of the design and development of products, the results are better products that users want and like. You may be doing testing now or want to help your company get started, but you may not have all the tools to know how to properly prepare, test, analyze, and measure the results across a multitude of cultures, generations, and countries. And you may be facing tight budgets and short timeframes for testing. If this is your situation, this essential handbook gives you a variety of options and strategies for testing in numerous situations.

Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It also explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design-from students to seasoned professionals.

    *Provides comprehensive coverage of all phases of usability testing

    *Fully updated four color edition features important usability topics such as international testing, persona creation, remote testing, and accessibility

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research (9780205315192, Longman, 2002), winner of the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication

    *Presents a step-by-step approach to the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test--an essential component of designing usable products

    *Comprehensive coverage of one of the most important skills necesary for usability and user experience practioners, and the first book of its kind to include international testing

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research, which won the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication, and is already listed among the most widely recommended books in the field.

    Synopsis:

    "What makes so many products so difficult for the average person to use?"Carol Barnum posits this question in her introduction to this book. Too many perfectly functioning products are being returned because they are not usable. Strong usability testing is the key. But what do we do if under a strict budget and time constraints? How do we properly prepare, test, analyze, and measure across a multitude of cultures, generations, and countries? There are many different testing methods and numerous situations in which to test; however, all are grounded in the same basics of usability testing.

    Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It also explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals.

    Synopsis:

    With a foreword by Steve Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think.

    Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical how-to approach to the entire process of planning, conducting, moderating, analyzing usability tests. This completely refurbished edition of Usability Testing and Research gives a complete guide of the why, when, where and how of usability testing, an essential part of any product's successful development, including websites, web applications, mobile devices, and software. The new edition also features a full-color interior complete, a multitude of real world stories and dos and don'ts, and a companion site with examples for easy integration into the classroom.

    *Provides a comprehensive, step by step to usability testing, a crucial part of every product's development

    *The fully-updated four color edition now features important usability issues such as international testing, persona creation, remote testing, and accessibility

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research (9780205315192, Longman, 2001), winner of the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication

    *Presents a step-by-step approach to the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test--an essential component of designing usable products

    *Comprehensive coverage of one of the most important skills necesary for usability and user experience practioners, and the first book of its kind to include international testing

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research, which won the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication, and is already listed among the most widely recommended books in the field.

    About the Author

    Carol teaches a graduate course in usability testing and also works with clients on projects ranging from software, hardware, web applications, web sites, e-learning, and training products. Barnum is well-known internationally, having keynoted and presented at numerous national and international conferences. Her presentation at the first European Usability Professionals conference in London, in conjun

    Director and co-founder of the Usability Center at Southern Polytechnic, Graduate Program Director for MS in Information Design and Communication Program, author of six books and numerous articles on usability, technical communication and related fields

    Table of Contents

    Introduction: Getting started guide Chapter 1- Establishing the essentials Chapter 2-Testing here, there, everywhere Chapter 3- Big U and little u usability Chapter 4- Understanding users and their goals Chapter 5- Planning for usability testing Chapter 6- Preparing for usability testing Chapter 7- Conducting a usability test Chapter 8- Analyzing the findings Chapter 9- Reporting the findings Chapter 10- International usability testing

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780123750921
    Author:
    Barnum, Carol M
    Publisher:
    Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
    Author:
    Barnum, Carol
    Author:
    Barnum, Carol M.
    Subject:
    User Interfaces
    Subject:
    Internet - General
    Subject:
    Computer Science
    Subject:
    Human-computer interaction
    Subject:
    User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Testing.
    Subject:
    Graphics-User Interface
    Copyright:
    Publication Date:
    20101131
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    408
    Dimensions:
    9.25 x 7.5 in

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    "Synopsis" by , "What makes so many products so difficult for the average person to use?"Carol Barnum posits this question in her introduction to this book. Too many perfectly functioning products are being returned because they are not usable. Strong usability testing is the key. But what do we do if under a strict budget and time constraints? How do we properly prepare, test, analyze, and measure across a multitude of cultures, generations, and countries? There are many different testing methods and numerous situations in which to test; however, all are grounded in the same basics of usability testing.

    Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It also explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals.

    "Synopsis" by , With a foreword by Steve Krug, author of Don't Make Me Think.

    Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical how-to approach to the entire process of planning, conducting, moderating, analyzing usability tests. This completely refurbished edition of Usability Testing and Research gives a complete guide of the why, when, where and how of usability testing, an essential part of any product's successful development, including websites, web applications, mobile devices, and software. The new edition also features a full-color interior complete, a multitude of real world stories and dos and don'ts, and a companion site with examples for easy integration into the classroom.

    *Provides a comprehensive, step by step to usability testing, a crucial part of every product's development

    *The fully-updated four color edition now features important usability issues such as international testing, persona creation, remote testing, and accessibility

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research (9780205315192, Longman, 2001), winner of the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication

    *Presents a step-by-step approach to the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test--an essential component of designing usable products

    *Comprehensive coverage of one of the most important skills necesary for usability and user experience practioners, and the first book of its kind to include international testing

    *Follow-up to Usability Testing and Research, which won the highest-level award from the Society for Technical Communication, and is already listed among the most widely recommended books in the field.

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