User Testing


  • This week, 4/23 – User Testing
  • Next week 4/30– Revise Prototypes
  • Final exam date – Final call for Monday, 5/18 11:00am – 1:50pm at the Ewing Branch

Design Notebooks

Let’s take a few minutes to review some of your Design Notebook entries for this week.

Project Pages

Let’s finish setting up your project pages and take a few minutes for you to post your project documents (User Personas, User Stories, Design Brief, Diagrams, etc).

  • Get into your groups and make sure you have access to your team’s page on the blog.
  • Edit your page, making sure all your team mates are listed and links to your project documents have been added to the page.
  • Once you’ve posted all your documents, we’ll take turns testing each other’s prototypes.

User Testing Workshop

Let’s break up into our teams, and take turns reviewing each others projects.

  • Review your User Stories with your team
  • Pick the two highest priority User Stories from your list
  • Match up those User Stories with their corresponding prototype implementations
  • Have your testers try out your prototypes and then share with them the User Stories
  • Ask the tester if the prototype fulfills the User Stories, how could it be improved?
  • Be sure to take notes on the feedback you receive.


User Feedback

  • Create a new Google Spreadsheet called “User Feedback” and make a list of the suggestions and comments you received on your prototype during the User Testing Workshop.
  • Review the list with your team mates and make a plan for how to revise your prototype based on this feedback.

Design Notebooks

  • Each team member must submit their own Design Notebook entry
  • Create a new slide in your Design Notebooks and label it “User Feedback” and today’s date.
  • Summarize the feedback you received, and your plan for acting on it.

*Assignments are due before class begins on Thursdays. Be prepared to present your work in class for discussion.

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