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URC Spring Brown Bag Series: When and How to Run a Usability Test

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Join us for When and How to Run a Usability Test presented by Zoraida Cabrera-Mieles, UX Researcher/Designer, Harvard Web Publishing.

Usability tests can often feel overly-complex, time-consuming, and expensive. But they don’t have to be! In this talk, we’ll demystify strategies for planning and executing usability tests. We’ll approach common questions, such as: 

  • Is a usability test the right research approach?
  • Why should I test if the product isn’t finished? 
  • How many participants should I recruit? 
  • Do I really need real users? 
  • How do I write tasks or questions for the study?
  • How do I moderate a remote usability test?

Plus we’ll discuss strategies for getting buy-in from stakeholders, and mention resources available for Harvard teams interested in running usability tests.

The presentation will be held from 12:00-1:00 PM on Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email once you register.

Open to all Harvard affiliates. Please RSVP for the event below. If you have any questions, please contact libraryux@harvard.edu.

Accommodation Statement: Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions may contact the User Research Center at libraryux@harvard.edu in advance of the event.

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Danielle Lavoie

Lab Manager, User Research Center

Lamont Library, A-10