So, now you’ve got a firm understanding of usability testing, how it works in practice and the kind of questions you can ask.
But you might be wondering how you can combine everything you’ve learned so far into a cohesive script!
Well, that’s where our testing template and checklist come in.
As a UX researcher, you’re going to run many usability tests in your career. Sometimes you’ll be a domain expert and know exactly what is required of participants. Other times, you won’t be knowledgeable about a particular product you are testing and may need some guidance to write the tasks.
In either case, having a template and checklist will be hugely beneficial. These documents will help you to structure all the information you need to include in your usability test.
Our usability testing checklist is a great way to organize your thoughts and ensure you’re prepping for a successful study. Here’s what to consider:
In the following graphic, we provide an overview of all these elements to help you when reviewing your final script:
If you read our checklist closely, you’ll notice we mentioned a handy template for writing usability tasks. This template is a favorite of the UserZoom team. We advise you to make one copy of this table for each task you create…
To contextualize the template, below is an example one we filled in earlier for an e-commerce website!
Once you’ve finished your script and tasks, you will be able to quickly set up and run your test in a testing tool!
You’re now just two chapters away from being a total usability testing expert! Click next to check out our in-house experts’ cheat sheet for running your own remote usability testing research.