Lightbox User Testing Protocol

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Tue Oct 16 21:54:25 UTC 2007

Hi Barbara and all,

This is a really good testing protocol for the Lightbox. Nice work!

The UX team talked about user testing briefly on our planning call 
today. For those of you who weren't there, here's a quick summary.

The 0.1 release is unusual in that we haven't had the opportunity to do 
a lot of user testing on the Lightbox yet. Now that we've got a solid 
test plan, it will serve as the basis for identifying and fixing 
usability issues with the Lightbox and Reorderer over the next few 
releases. User testing will become an ongoing activity for us from here on.

We'll fix as many issues as we can before 0.1, and then continue with 
user testing and refactoring into 0.2, refining the test plan as we go.

Barbara mentioned during the meeting that she's planning to run this 
plan with Justin Obara early next week here in Toronto. Is anyone else 
able to do some testing with users at their institution?


Barbara Glover wrote:
> Hi Daphne/Mike/Allison/Shaw-Han
> We're trying to get some quick user testing done for the release of  
> the Lightbox at the end of October.  Several of you have offered to  
> help with this testing especially the accessibility sections at your  
> universities.
> I've put together a protocol that we can use with the instructor  
> user.  Please review and make changes at the folllowing wiki page.
> Let's try and determine if we can get any testing completed in the  
> next week before the release is done.
> cheers
> Barbara
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Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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