Usability Testing Essentials Ready Set Test

Usability Testing Essentials  Ready  Set    Test
Author: Carol M. Barnum
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-06-27
ISBN: 0128169435
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usability Testing Essentials Ready Set Test Book Excerpt:

Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals. Filled with new examples and case studies, Usability Testing Essentials, 2nd Edition is completely updated to reflect the latest approaches, tools and techniques needed to begin usability testing or to advance in this area. Provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to usability testing, a crucial part of every product’s development Discusses important usability issues such as international testing, persona creation, remote testing, and accessibility Presents new examples covering mobile devices and apps, websites, web applications, software, and more Includes strategies for using tools for moderated and unmoderated testing, expanded content on task analysis, and on analyzing and reporting results

Usability Testing

Usability Testing
Author: Morten Hertzum
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 3031022270
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usability Testing Book Excerpt:

It is all too common for products, such as consumer appliances, information systems, mobile apps, and websites, to cause trouble and frustration. For example, products are often difficult or dull to use, make tasks less flexible or more tedious, shift attention away from important or gratifying activities, and simply fail to deliver expected benefits or experiences. By identifying such trouble and frustration in the lab prior to widespread use, usability tests have proven a valuable method for informing redesign efforts. A usability test consists of having test users exercise a product and think aloud about their experience using it, while an evaluator observes the users and listens in on their thoughts. On this basis the evaluator identifies usability problems and assesses the user experience. This book describes how to conduct usability tests. After providing context about concepts and testing, the main chapters of the book cover the steps involved in preparing for a usability test, executing the test sessions, and analyzing the test data. Throughout the chapters, concrete guidance is balanced against more complex issues with an impact on the robustness, validity, completeness, impact, and cost of a usability test. The book concludes with an outlook to variations of usability testing and alternatives to it.

Usability Testing for Survey Research

Usability Testing for Survey Research
Author: Emily Geisen,Jennifer Romano Bergstrom
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 0128036818
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usability Testing for Survey Research Book Excerpt:

Usability Testing for Survey Research provides researchers with a guide to the tools necessary to evaluate, test, and modify surveys in an iterative method during the survey pretesting process. It includes examples that apply usability to any type of survey during any stage of development, along with tactics on how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and scheduling constraints. The book's authors distill their experience to provide tips on how usability testing can be applied to paper surveys, mixed-mode surveys, interviewer-administered tools, and additional products. Readers will gain an understanding of usability and usability testing and why it is needed for survey research, along with guidance on how to design and conduct usability tests, analyze and report findings, ideas for how to tailor usability testing to meet budget and schedule constraints, and new knowledge on how to apply usability testing to other survey-related products, such as project websites and interviewer administered tools. Explains how to design and conduct usability tests and analyze and report the findings Includes examples on how to conduct usability testing on any type of survey, from a simple three-question survey on a mobile device, to a complex, multi-page establishment survey Presents real-world examples from leading usability and survey professionals, including a diverse collection of case studies and considerations for using and combining other methods Discusses the facilities, materials, and software needed for usability testing, including in-lab testing, remote testing, and eye tracking

Usability Testing of Medical Devices

Usability Testing of Medical Devices
Author: Michael E. Wiklund P.E.,Jonathan Kendler,Allison Y. Strochlic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN: 1466595892
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Usability Testing of Medical Devices Book Excerpt:

Usability Testing of Medical Devices covers the nitty-gritty of usability test planning, conducting, and results reporting. The book also discusses the government regulations and industry standards that motivate many medical device manufacturers to conduct usability tests.Since publication of the first edition, the FDA and other regulatory groups h

Model Based Testing Essentials Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model Based Tester

Model Based Testing Essentials   Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model Based Tester
Author: Anne Kramer,Bruno Legeard
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN: 1119130018
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Model Based Testing Essentials Guide to the ISTQB Certified Model Based Tester Book Excerpt:

Provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the key aspects of model-based testing as taught in the ISTQB® Model-Based Tester—Foundation Level Certification Syllabus This book covers the essentials of Model-Based Testing (MBT) needed to pass the ISTQB® Foundation Level Model-Based Tester Certification. The text begins with an introduction to MBT, covering both the benefits and the limitations of MBT. The authors review the various approaches to model-based testing, explaining the fundamental processes in MBT, the different modeling languages used, common good modeling practices, and the typical mistakes and pitfalls. The book explains the specifics of MBT test implementation, the dependencies on modeling and test generation activities, and the steps required to automate the generated test cases. The text discusses the introduction of MBT in a company, presenting metrics to measure success and good practices to apply. Provides case studies illustrating different approaches to Model-Based Testing Includes in-text exercises to encourage readers to practice modeling and test generation activities Contains appendices with solutions to the in-text exercises, a short quiz to test readers, along with additional information Model-Based Testing Essentials – Guide to the ISTQB® Certified Model-Based Tester – Foundation Level is written primarily for participants of the ISTQB® Certification: software engineers, test engineers, software developers, and anybody else involved in software quality assurance. This book can also be used for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing and of the use of models for test generation. Anne Kramer, PhD, is Senior Consultant and Project Manager at sepp.med gmbh, a German IT service provider specializing in quality assurance. Dr. Kramer has actively participated in the elaboration of the new ISTQB® Certified Test Model-Based Testing Syllabus. Dr. Kramer teaches model-based testing as part of the sepp.med training portfolio. Bruno Legeard is Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Franche-Comté, co-founder and Scientific Advisor of Smartesting. Prof. Legeard is an ISTQB Certified Tester, member of the French Testing Board (CFTL) and he co-leads at ISTQB—International Software Testing Qualification Board—the writer of the new Certified Tester Model-Based Testing syllabus. He is a member of several program committees in software testing each year and an author of numerous publications in the field. In 2015, he is Program Chair of UCAAT—User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing.

Cases on Usability Engineering Design and Development of Digital Products

Cases on Usability Engineering  Design and Development of Digital Products
Author: Garcia-Ruiz, Miguel A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 1466640472
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cases on Usability Engineering Design and Development of Digital Products Book Excerpt:

Information technologies play a significant role in modern information-driven societies, making a comprehensive understanding of digital media a fundamental requisite to success. Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products provides readers with case studies and real-life examples on usability methods and techniques to test the design and development of digital products, such as web pages, video games, and mobile computer applications. Students, lecturers, and academics concentrating in computer science can use these cases to investigate how and why usability can improve the design of digital technology, offering diverse technological solutions that many academics have largely failed to disseminate. This book is part of the Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology series collection.

Handbook of Usability and User Experience

Handbook of Usability and User Experience
Author: Marcelo M. Soares,Francisco Rebelo,Tareq Z. Ahram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 1000436527
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Usability and User Experience Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Usability and User Experience: Methods and Techniques is concerned with emerging usability and user experience in design concepts, theories and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery, design and understanding of human interaction and usability issues with products and systems for their improvement. This volume presents methods and techniques to design products, systems and environments with good usability, accessibility and user satisfaction. It introduces the concepts of usability and its association with user experience, and discusses methods and models for usability and UX. It also introduces relevant cognitive, cultural, social and experiential individual differences, which are essential for understanding, measuring and utilizing these differences in the study of usability and interaction design. In addition, the book discusses the use of usability assessment to improve healthcare, the relationship between usability and user experience in the built environment, the state-of-the-art review of usability and UX in the digital world, usability and UX in the current context, and emerging technologies. We hope that this first of two volumes will be helpful to a large number of professionals, students and practitioners who strive to incorporate usability and user experience principles and knowledge in a variety of applications. We trust that the knowledge presented in this volume will ultimately lead to an increased appreciation of the benefits of usability and incorporate the principles of usability and user experience knowledge to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of consumer products, systems and environments in which we live.

The Essentials of Instructional Design

The Essentials of Instructional Design
Author: Abbie H. Brown,Timothy D. Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 0429800789
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essentials of Instructional Design Book Excerpt:

The Essentials of Instructional Design, 4th Edition introduces the fundamental elements, principles, and practice of instructional design (ID) to students new to ID. Key procedures within the ID process—learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement, and evaluating the success of the instructional design—are covered comprehensively and enriched with descriptions and examples of how these procedures are accomplished using the best-known models. Unlike most other ID books, The Essentials of Instructional Design provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voices of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from across sectors, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. This revised edition features new activities, quizzes, and content on professional development. Offering a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and clearly explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each, this book prepares students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction.

Fundamentals of User Centered Design

Fundamentals of User Centered Design
Author: Brian Still,Kate Crane
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN: 1498764398
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of User Centered Design Book Excerpt:

There has been some solid work done in the area of User-Centered Design (UCD) over the last few years. What’s been missing is an in-depth, comprehensive textbook that connects UCD to usability and User Experience (UX) principles and practices. This new textbook discusses a theoretical framework in relation to other design theories. It provides a repeatable, practical process for implementation, offering numerous examples, methods, and case studies for support, and it emphasizes best practices in specific environments, including mobile and web applications, print products, as well as hardware.

The Fundamentals of Interactive Design

The Fundamentals of Interactive Design
Author: Michael Salmond,Gavin Ambrose
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 1472587367
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fundamentals of Interactive Design Book Excerpt:

This book will help you design media that engages, entertains, communicates and 'sticks' with the audience. Packed with examples of groundbreaking interactive design, this book provides a solid introduction to the principles of interactive communication and detailed case studies from world-leading industry experts. The Fundamentals of Interactive Design takes you step by step through each stage of the creative process – from inspiration to practical application of designing interfaces and interactive experiences. With a visually engaging and exciting layout this book is an invaluable overview of the state of the art and the ongoing evolution of digital design, from where it is now to where it's going in the future.

Basics Interactive Design User Experience Design

Basics Interactive Design  User Experience Design
Author: Gavin Allanwood,Peter Beare
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN: 2940496137
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basics Interactive Design User Experience Design Book Excerpt:

By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed.User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love.With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.

Universal Methods of Design

Universal Methods of Design
Author: Bruce Hanington,Bella Martin
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1610581997
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Universal Methods of Design Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive reference provides a thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design, delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Universal Methods of Design serves as an invaluable compendium of methods that can be easily referenced and used by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. Methods and techniques are organized alphabetically for ongoing, quick reference. Each method is presented in a two-page format. The left-hand page contains a concise description of the method, accompanied by references for further reading. On the right-hand page, images and cases studies for each method are presented visually. The relevant phases for design application are highlighted as numbered icons along the right side of the page, from phases 1 (planning) through 5 (launch and monitor). Build more meaningful products with these methods and more: A/B Testing, Affinity Diagramming, Behavioral Mapping, Bodystorming, Contextual Design, Critical Incident Technique, Directed Storytelling, Flexible Modeling, Image Boards, Graffiti Walls, Heuristic Evaluation, Parallel Prototyping, Simulation Exercises, Touchstone Tours, and Weighted Matrix. This essential guide: Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams Illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies Characterizes each method at a glance Indicates when methods are best employed to help prioritize appropriate design research strategies Universal Methods of Design is an essential resource for designers of all levels and specializations.

Assessing Academic Library Performance

Assessing Academic Library Performance
Author: Holt Zaugg
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1538149249
Category: Academic libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Academic Library Performance Book Excerpt:

This authoritative guide to conducting assessments within academic libraries is organized into four section: services, resources, spaces, and personnel. The book serves as a springboard to adopt, adapt, or create assessments to describe a library's value and to plan for improvement.

A Research Primer for Technical Communication

A Research Primer for Technical Communication
Author: George F Hayhoe,Pam Estes Brewer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 1000177750
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Research Primer for Technical Communication Book Excerpt:

This fully revised edition provides a practical introduction to research methods for anyone conducting and critically reading technical communication research. The first section discusses the role of research in technical communication and explains in plain language how to conduct and report such research. It covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as surveys, usability studies, and literature reviews. The second section presents a collection of research articles that serve as exemplars of these major types of research projects, each followed by commentary breaking down how it corresponds to the information on that research type. In addition to five new chapters of exemplars and commentaries, this second edition contains a new chapter on usability studies. This book is an essential introduction to research methods for students of technical communication and for industry professionals who need to conduct and engage with research on the job.

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health
Author: Margo Edmunds,Christopher Hass,Erin Holve
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN: 3319969064
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health Book Excerpt:

This unique collection synthesizes insights and evidence from innovators in consumer informatics and highlights the technical, behavioral, social, and policy issues driving digital health today and in the foreseeable future. Consumer Informatics and Digital Health presents the fundamentals of mobile health, reviews the evidence for consumer technology as a driver of health behavior change, and examines user experience and real-world technology design challenges and successes. Additionally, it identifies key considerations for successfully engaging consumers in their own care, considers the ethics of using personal health information in research, and outlines implications for health system redesign. The editors’ integrative systems approach heralds a future of technological advances tempered by best practices drawn from today’s critical policy goals of patient engagement, community health promotion, and health equity. Here’s the inside view of consumer health informatics and key digital fields that students and professionals will find inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking. Included among the topics: • Healthcare social media for consumer informatics • Understanding usability, accessibility, and human-centered design principles • Understanding the fundamentals of design for motivation and behavior change • Digital tools for parents: innovations in pediatric urgent care • Behavioral medicine and informatics in the cancer community • Content strategy: writing for health consumers on the web • Open science and the future of data analytics • Digital approaches to engage consumers in value-based purchasing Consumer Informatics and Digital Health takes an expansive view of the fields influencing consumer informatics and offers practical case-based guidance for a broad range of audiences, including students, educators, researchers, journalists, and policymakers interested in biomedical informatics, mobile health, information science, and population health. It has as much to offer readers in clinical fields such as medicine, nursing, and psychology as it does to those engaged in digital pursuits.

Information and Software Technologies

Information and Software Technologies
Author: Tomas Skersys,Rimantas Butleris,Rita Butkiene
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-11-13
ISBN: 3642333087
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information and Software Technologies Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information and Software Technologies, ICIST 2012, held in Kaunas, Lithuania, in September 2012. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 81 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering, business process modelling, analysis and design, formal analysis and design methods, information and software systems engineering, information technology applications and computer networks, information technology in teaching and learning, ontology, conceptual modelling and databases, requirements engineering and business rules.

Human Factors in Computing and Informatics

Human Factors in Computing and Informatics
Author: Andreas Holzinger,Martina Ziefle,Martin Hitz,Matjaz Debevc
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 845
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN: 3642390625
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors in Computing and Informatics Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Human Factors in Computing and Informatics, SouthCHI 2013, held in Maribor, Slovenia, in July 2013. SouthCHI is the successor of the USAB Conference series and promotes all aspects of human-computer interaction. The 38 revised full papers presented together with 12 short papers, 4 posters and 3 doctoral thesis papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 169 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: measurement and usability evaluation; usability evaluation - medical environments; accessibility methodologies; game-based methodologies; Web-based systems and attribution research; virtual environments; design culture for ageing well: designing for "situated elderliness"; input devices; adaptive systems and intelligent agents; and assessing the state of HCI research and practice in South-Eastern Europe.

Understanding Your Users

Understanding Your Users
Author: Kathy Baxter,Catherine Courage,Kelly Caine
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 0128006099
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Your Users Book Excerpt:

This new and completely updated edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, "how-to" guide on user research methods. You'll learn about many distinct user research methods and also pre- and post-method considerations such as recruiting, facilitating activities or moderating, negotiating with product developments teams/customers, and getting your results incorporated into the product. For each method, you'll understand how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data - all in a practical and hands-on way. Each method presented provides different information about the users and their requirements (e.g., functional requirements, information architecture). The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users' needs or they can be used separately throughout the product development lifecycle to address specific product questions. These techniques have helped product teams understand the value of user experience research by providing insight into how users behave and what they need to be successful. You will find brand new case studies from leaders in industry and academia that demonstrate each method in action. This book has something to offer whether you are new to user experience or a seasoned UX professional. After reading this book, you'll be able to choose the right user research method for your research question and conduct a user research study. Then, you will be able to apply your findings to your own products. Completely new and revised edition includes 30+% new content! Discover the foundation you need to prepare for any user research activity and ensure that the results are incorporated into your products Includes all new case studies for each method from leaders in industry and academia

Research Anthology on Recent Trends Tools and Implications of Computer Programming

Research Anthology on Recent Trends  Tools  and Implications of Computer Programming
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2069
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN: 1799830179
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Recent Trends Tools and Implications of Computer Programming Book Excerpt:

Programming has become a significant part of connecting theoretical development and scientific application computation. Computer programs and processes that take into account the goals and needs of the user meet with the greatest success, so it behooves software engineers to consider the human element inherent in every line of code they write. Research Anthology on Recent Trends, Tools, and Implications of Computer Programming is a vital reference source that examines the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and uses of various programming applications and examines the benefits and challenges of these computational developments. Highlighting a range of topics such as coding standards, software engineering, and computer systems development, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for programmers, computer scientists, software developers, analysts, security experts, IoT software programmers, computer and software engineers, students, professionals, and researchers.

HCI in Mobility Transport and Automotive Systems

HCI in Mobility  Transport  and Automotive Systems
Author: Heidi Krömker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2021-07-03
ISBN: 3030783588
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HCI in Mobility Transport and Automotive Systems Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems, MobiTAS 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021, held as a virtual event, in July 2021. The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. MobiTAS 2021 includes a total of 39 papers which focus on topics related to urban mobility, cooperative and automated mobility, UX in intelligent transportation systems, and mobility for diverse target user groups.