Firecat First Friday November: Remote Moderated Usability Testing Tools

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Having real users use your website is the best way to discover opportunities. We'll share examples of remote sessions and tools.

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It's never been easier to conduct remote usability tests. Participants are becoming familiar with screensharing and video tools like Zoom and Skype. When participants connect from their actual workplace, using their computer and software, you can watch how they actually use your product in a real world context. The results can be more accurate and authentic. Remote testing can be less expensive, easier to recruit, and quicker to set up compared to traditional in-person usability. Add the need for social distancing, and we’re doing more remote testing than ever.

Usability expert Steve Schang will share some best practices in test design, recruiting, and logistics. We'll show examples of tests and tasks that work well remotely.

Come ready to dive in!

About Firecat First Fridays

Firecat Studio sponsors free monthly UX and marketing lunch-and-learn sessions to keep our clients and the UX/creative community stoked and humming. If you're curious, come!

About the Presenters

Steve Schang, of Midwood Usability has been doing usability work since 1999. He holds an MS in Information Studies from UT Austin, and an MBA from Queens University. He has moderated 100’s of usability sessions. He has experience using many different research methodologies and tools including, think out loud, quant usability, unmoderated, moderated, remote, in-person, focus groups, sketch sessions, interviews, UX surveys, and eye-tracking.

Steve listens closely to users and to stakeholder, getting to the heart of a problem, to create innovative solutions. His team conducts user research and creates interactive prototypes for use in 1:1 usability tests.

On the weekends, you’ll find him hanging out with favorite folks — backpacking with the Boy Scouts and RVing around the country with his family.

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Firecat Studio Online Zoom Session (register to receive the info)

We'll start the topic session right at noon and wrap it by 1 pm. 

Download and test your Zoom before 12 Central Time (UTF - 5) so you're ready to rock! Please enable your camera to ensure you're able to interact with the group.

Who's Firecat Studio? 

We are a UX agency based in San Antonio, Texas. We help organizations with innovation, transformation, user-centered design and experience design. We're a team of experienced idea producers and workshop titans. Our veteran UXers are ready to help you clarify your vision and reach your business goals through the magic of user-centered design.

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