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Apr
19
comment Is there an easier and more user friendly alternative to CAPTCHA?
@sogroves - not every site has to accommodate everyone. True. But every site should NOT exclude anyone either. If we follow that path, we will have a lot of exclusions - and that's the main issue I believe. :)
Apr
19
comment Should we provide “back” button for mobile website?
If we came from an external page and we drop on your page, then, the user has two (perhaps) different expectations. If they click on the browser back button, they perhaps wish to return to the previous visited page. However, if they click on the layout back button, perhaps they wish to return to the previous layout page. I would suggest, in addition here that, we should perhaps consider disabling/hiding the layout back button, when the user comes from an external page, to avoid frustration.
Jun
17
comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
I still feel a software could be of use on those cases. Even if you don't look at everything at that time, I still believe they could be time savers later on the process, especially, regarding the data they can provide us to work with. However, I can't also forget the context where we are doing those, and you kindly remind me about that context.
Jun
17
comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
I wish not to look wise and mature. :) I couldn't care less about that. I wish however, to learn. But I need to be rigorous about what I'm receiving to read. If I don't like the IDEAS I think and react. About the users who wrote those ideas, I've nothing against that. About your comment, I liked that approach regarding the ears and eyes, those are, perhaps, one of the best tools around. :)
Jun
17
comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
I don't agree then anything with a H on the name could be rules with one single Law, no matter what we talk about. @nathanvda: I could be wrong. But I don't agree. Yes is harsh. But not harsh towards the USER, or towards the PERSONS that wrote that article. If about the IDEA that conduces that.
May
18
accepted What makes Silverback a usability program?
Apr
12
comment high fidelity prototypes - how to NOT be killed?
It's worst then that.For my experience, they wouldn't even notice. And if they do, I tend to justify them. And if they refuse my justification I told them, ok, but we don't assume the risk. But we do it. (and they normally understand). So, Indeed. I do believe we have two issues here. Should we use high fidelity prototypes to test, instead of low ones? Of course! They are more accurate. Do we have do deal with client expectations in order for them to realize that you are testing usability and not with some minor details? Indeed as well. So we must do both. :) I can regret this, let's hope not.
Apr
11
comment Is user testing a luxury or a necessity?
Basically what you are saying is: "On time of crisis, forget the users, because money comes first!" - uau. :) Nice perspective. ;p
Apr
11
comment Is user testing a luxury or a necessity?
Indeed. Let's face it, a 6 pages website is not likely to need usability testing at all. Common. Some AI perhaps, but no more then that. On the other hand, however, it will not cost you that much, in a way that if you do you may be bankrupt.
Apr
11
comment Is user testing a luxury or a necessity?
And Nathan as touch an important thing here that the OP may not have considered. When we talk about receiving money we cannot squarely think: "If it's cheaper then, IT WILL BE cheaper". That second don't necessarily follow the first. Plus, on a time of real crisis, food is important, shelter is important, sites with usability or w/out usability neither are important. :) Anyone, Nathan gets a point here because: "Add value" to a project is indeed a great benefit of using usability tests, it will make a difference between a success thing and another not so good. The first may save more money.
Apr
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asked What makes Silverback a usability program?
Apr
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Apr
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comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
Istanbul and GTK RecordMyDesktop are tools for recording desktop like, when we want to do a video cast. The point is to have the meta data, like clicks, mouse travelling, heat metrics... and so on... I'm doubting that even Gnome Usability Testing Suite has those things.
Apr
11
comment Usability tests - Open Source Tools
That's nothing to do with usability. Camtasia, CamStudio and a lot of others that save desktop information are usually used to record screen casts, but they lack the metric data retrieval, like clicks number, heat metrics and so on. No use there. Right?
Apr
11
comment Design for users - Preliminary tests / methods?
Indeed. When I refer to web applications, I'm referring to web sites, the difference being, the method and processes that we use to build those sites. When we use testing, version control systems, and we allow a certain level of user interaction, we tend to call those sites: web applications. As "solo page clicks" - well, I created that name. :s Anyway in Usabilla (for example) we are focus on testing NOT the "findability" of something on a website, but something relevant on a web page. It has some advantages on a earlier phase.Thanks for the Open and Closed card sorts. Must read about all. :)
Apr
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Apr
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accepted Design for users - Preliminary tests / methods?
Apr
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comment Design for users - Preliminary tests / methods?
I will try to find a balance in between. ;) Thanks for your answer. After reading, I would add to your answer initial click tests (solo page click tests), and for collection information and organizing it, card sort and tree tests. (taxonomy). More can exist I suppose, but with those methods and the proper tools and skills, it should be enough. Thanks again
Apr
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accepted high fidelity prototypes - how to NOT be killed?