So I was reading several articles about usability evaluation methods and when I discovered that methods like cardsorting or treetesting ARE usability evaluation methods I got super confused. Specially because some articles mentioned all this methods as part of a group called "usability evaluations" and some called it "usability testing" methods. But if these are ALL usability testing methods, then: how do you call the usability testing that is done in labs or remote?
So I started creating a list of what I understood would be all the methods and I decided to follow a NNgroup name for the group since in an article they mention these as "usability evalutions" (not usability testings).
And I wanted to check if my understanding is correct. I will add below the list I came up from my research.
"Usability evaluation" methods list:
- Usability testings (moderated/unmoderated,remote/virtual)
- First-click test
- Tree testing
- 5 second test
- Form analysis
- card sorting
- Content evaluations (such as "online feedback pop-up window", "Comprehension survey" or "highlighter test")
- Eye tracking
Is this list of methods correct? and is it correct to call this group of methods "usability evaluation methods" and inside include the "usability testing" method?
Thank you in advance,