Usability Testing for the Rest of Us
Speaker: Celeste Lyn Paul
Who says you need a lab in order to do usability testing? The lab provides a stable environment to do serious usability testing, but sometimes you just need to get out there and test a few ideas, not prove a theory. Open source needs more quick and dirty design methods, and this is one of them! This lightning talk will describe the differences between traditional lab testing and quick and dirty testing, give examples of previous testing projects, guidelines for running a test.
Celeste Lyn Paul
Celeste Lyn Paul is a designer, researcher, and computer geek, although not always in that order. She is an open source design advocate who aims at improving the quality of FLOSS software by education developers about design and working with them on design challenges in their projects. She leads the KDE Usability project, serves on the Kubuntu Council, and organizes the OpenUsability Season of Usability. More information about her can be found at www.celestelynpaul.com.