Mini Usability Testing Ideas?

Parker Coates parker.coates at
Tue Oct 20 15:30:02 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 15:08, Celeste Lyn Paul wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I would like to plan another community-based usability test similar to
> the one I did for Amarok last spring [1]. This time, I am trying to
> involve my university's LUG and will have access to a usability lab.
> Depending on how well I can organize this new group, we would like to
> try a test later this year (end of November/beg Dec) or early next
> year (~ Feb).
> I am looking for ideas of small tasks or processes we could test, such
> as the playlist editing task we did for Amarok. Any ideas are welcome!

I think "Ending a user session" is a topic worthy of a little
investigation. The steps required to
shutdown/reboot/logout/hibernate/lock a session in KDE4 have never
"felt quite right" to me.

Of course, this may be a PITA to test as one wouldn't want to have to
wait for the computer to restart between every test.


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