25.usability testing: study implementation
Read this to prepare for class discussion
- p. 162, the principle of most advanced yet acceptable in Universal principles of design
- Complete the CITI Online Course for working with human subjects [click on first link]
- Review the submission instructions
Optional readings which may come up in class discussions
- Van den Haak, M. J., de Jong, M. D. T., & Schellen, P. J. (2004). Employing think-aloud protocols and constructive interaction to test the usability of online library catalogues: a methodological comparison. Interacting with Computers, 16(6), 1153-1170.
- Makri, S., Blandford, A., & Cox, A.L. (2008). Using information behaviors to evaluate the functionality and usability of electronic resources: From Ellis's model to evaluation. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(14), 2244-2267.
- Byrne, G. (2007). A statistical primer: Understanding descriptive and inferential statistics. Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice, 2(1), 32-47.
- Lewis, J.R. (2006). Sample sizes for usability tests: Mostly math, not magic. interactions, 13(6), 29-33.
- Narayan, S. M., & Corcoran-Perry, S. (1997). Line of reasoning as a representation of nurses' clinical decision making. Research in Nursing & Health, 20(4), 353-364.
- Wang, P., Hawk, W. B., & Tenopir, C. (2000). Users' interaction with World Wide Web resources: An exploratory study using a holistic approach. Information Processing & Management, 36(2), 229-252.
- Markopoulos, P., & Bekker, M. (2003). On the assessment of usability testing methods for children. Interacting with Computers, 15(2), 227-243.
Useful, but not available online
- Rubin, J. (1994). Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests. New York: John Wiley & Sons. [QA76.9 .U83 R82 1994]
Barnum, C. (2002).
Usability Testing and Research.
New York: Longman.
[QA76.9 .U83 B362 2002]
⇒ Chapter 5, Planning for a usability test