February 27th, 2013
In this week’s UIEtips, I speak with Cyd Harrell on conducting user research on mobile devices.
Here’s an excerpt from the article
Jared: Does mobile usability testing require a lot of hardware?
Cyd: It can. I think there’s a bit of a perception that it requires more than it actually does. If we’re going with the traditional lab model, and we want to take perfect videos and to get every single mobile device that our audience might use all lined up in the lab. Pretty soon, we’re indeed talking about 20 pieces of hardware in addition to what we’d normally have for a test.
But there are ways minimize it a bit, and there are ways to do it without adding on too much hardware. Think a little bit more about how you might do a guerrilla research study or how you might do a study in a home or even how you might do a remote study, which is just starting to become possible with some of the new developments. It’s pretty exciting what’s going on these days.
Read the article: Conducting Usability Research for Mobile.
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