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Test Your Skills
Are you a usability expert?
It takes a lot of time to answer this question convincingly, and whose answer should you trust?
Taken from DialogDesign’s extensive teaching experience, this page offers several free usability self-assessments.
Each problem should take you less than 10 minutes to complete. You can test your skills by comparing your answers to our suggested solutions, which appear when you click the link below the problem. The solutions are based on feedback from many usability professionals, but we realize that our answers might not be perfect. We welcome your feedback by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more extensive self-assessments, attend one of our courses.
Usability Test Task
(1) You’re a Spanish speaker interested in renting a car in Los Angeles (after flying into LAX). You speak limited English. Find a tool to assist you in your search. Note: use the word “test” as your last name when making the reservation.
(2) You’re going to the corporate office in Fairfax, VA, in October. You fly into Dulles Airport at 6:00 am on Oct. 2 and back out again at 6:00 pm on Oct. 5. You need to rent a car for this trip. Note: book a reservation for a full-size vehicle.
Please point out the problems in these tasks.
CUE-6 teams suggested the usability recommendations:
(1) Give better
to the rental location search list.
(2) The labels in the reservation block are not grammatically parallel.
Rent a car in:
Please point out the problems in these recommendations.
Re (1) Include the name of the “major city” used here so the development team can reproduce the problem.
Re (2) “Grammatically parallel” is jargon. Usability professionals must speak the language of their users.
Re (2) The recommendation offers no specific suggestion for improvement. A specific suggestion might also make the jargon phrase easier to understand.
These two questions come from a professional questionnaire for Europeans about their expectations of ATMs:
(1) “How likely are you to obtain a mini-statement when you visit the ATM or SST?”
Very likely, Likely, Neutral, Unlikely, Very Unlikely, Never
(2) “Do you own or use a mobile cellphone?”
Yes, No, Don’t know
Please point out the problems in these questions.
The Events page offers an expert review exercise (in the right column).
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