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PhillyCHI Workshops 2015: Usability Testing with Angela Colter

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Usability Testing

Instructor: Angela Colter


Saturday, October 3, 2015

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Location:
Sky View Room
6th Floor, MacAlister Hall

Drexel University

3250 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Directions & Parking: http://drexel.edu/about/directions/university-city-directions/


About the Workshop

You want to make sure the stuff you make is usable, right? Usability testing is one of the best methods for finding out whether your design is easy to use. By watching real people use your site, you get insight into what works, what doesn't, and why.

Whether you're a designer, writer, product owner or manager, this workshop will teach you the basics of running a usability test to find out whether your product (or concept) meets the needs of the people you're designing for. 

In this half-day workshop, you'll learn how to:
- Plan a usability test, from figuring out what tasks to give your participants to deciding whether to do the test in person or remotely
- Recruit participants, which is often the hardest part
- Moderate a test session, so you'll feel comfortable enough to do this on your own
- Analyze the results, including techniques for how to gather feedback from anyone else who observed the test
- Present your findings in a way that makes it more likely your recommendations will actually be implemented

 

About the Instructor

Angela Colter 

Angela Colter is a principal researcher at Electronic Ink in Philadelphia and has been observing people trying to use stuff for well over a decade. She contributed a chapter on low literacy for the book Eye Tracking in User Experience Design and has written for A List Apart, Contents Magazine and Ladies In Tech. She is an occasional speaker about usability, accessibility and low literacy at web conferences. 

 



About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.


About Our Host Sponsor

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) serves as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing and informatics activities by uniting the faculty, staff nd students from the iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology; the Department of Computer Science formerly housed within the College of Engineering; and the Department of Computing and Security Technology formerly housed in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.


CCI also addresses a national demand for graduates in computing and data science. The College enrolled more than 2,200 students in its inaugural year. More than half of the students are undergraduates, with the number of undergraduates projected to grow by 15 percent annually to meet the persistent gap between computing degrees granted and the number of jobs in the field. Learn more at: www.drexel.edu/cci.

  


 

A Very Special Thanks To Our 2015 Sponsors
 

Archer   Azavea 

 Bentley 

 Bresslergroup

Intuitive CompanyThink Brownstone 

O3 World Interactive Agency

Have questions about PhillyCHI Workshops 2015: Usability Testing with Angela Colter? Contact PhillyCHI

When & Where


Sky View Room, 6th Floor MacAlister Hall
Drexel University
3250 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region's chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines.

PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at http://phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.

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