User testing

Jesse Vincent jesse at
Thu May 17 02:15:56 BST 2007

On May 16, 2007, at 8:52 PM, Kake L Pugh wrote:

> Hello.  Here's an idea which may have been brought to you by too  
> much gin and
> too little patience with people asserting things they have no  
> evidence for.
> We have open source code; we have open source design; why don't we  
> have open
> source user testing?  Jakob Nielsen has umpteen reports of proper  
> scientific
> testing of how people use websites and other applications, but they  
> all cost
> $$$ - which is perfectly understandable, because he's a business  
> and so needs
> to make money.

You mean like

> Is it beyond us as a group to come up with things like a validatable
> questionnaire, or a cheaply-built eye-tracking device, or a couple  
> of people
> capable of performing interviews and doing content analysis on the  
> results?
> Kake

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