Prep for mobile user testing and demoing

Alison Benjamin alison.benjamin at
Thu Aug 20 18:18:29 UTC 2009


The mobile app looks like a lot of fun to use :o)

I think we should take advantage of the iPhone's screen reader and do
UX testing with respect to this early on. I'm not deeply familiar with
the design priorities for McCord but I think this will affect how
generalizable the app is.


On Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 12:03 PM, James William
Yoon<james.yoon at> wrote:
> Just an update on what we're up to in terms of mobile design. We're
> still building new screens, revising old ones, creating variations of
> existing ones, and getting feedback and direction from Hugues
> (McCord), Nicole (McCord), Nancy (SI American Art), and Titus
> (Experius). One of our next steps is to start doing some user testing
> of the wireframes.
> In preparation for doing some of that user testing and demoing, we
> have a couple of tasks ahead of us:
> 1. Write up the user testing protocol: Erin's been working on writing
> up a testing protocol for our wireframes. They can found here:
> ; comments, revisions are very welcome as usual!
> 2. Set up the testing platform: we're planning to use
> wireframes-in-screen testing to give faux-functionality, a la recent
> publication by Bolchini (
> In a nutshell, we'll have images of the wireframes on the mobile
> device, with clickable hot spots which transition the user to the next
> appropriate screen (=  image = wireframe). Jacob's helping us maintain
> a sense of the mobile experience by using the screen navigator to get
> that sliding screen transition effect between screens.
> Cheers,
> James
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