Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set ...Test!,
Edition 2
By Carol M. Barnum

Publication Date: 17 Jul 2020
Usability Testing Essentials presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the entire process of planning and conducting a usability test. It explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. This is the ideal book for anyone involved in usability or user-centered design—from students to seasoned professionals.

Filled with new examples and case studies, Usability Testing Essentials, Second Edition is completely updated to reflect the latest approaches, tools and techniques needed to begin usability testing or to advance in this area.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to usability testing, a crucial part of every product’s development
  • Discusses important usability issues such as international testing, persona creation, remote testing, and accessibility
  • Presents new examples covering mobile devices and apps, websites, web applications, software, and more
  • Includes strategies for using tools for moderated and unmoderated testing, expanded content on task analysis, and on analyzing and reporting results
About the author
By Carol M. Barnum, Director and Co-founder, Usability Center, Southern Polytechnic, Graduate Program Director for MS in Information Design and Communication Program
Table of Contents
1. Establishing the Essentials
2. Exploring the Usability and UX Toolkit
3. Testing Here, There, Everywhere
4. Understanding Users and Their Goals
5. Planning for Usability Testing
6. Preparing for Usability Testing
7. Conducting a Usability Test
8. Analyzing the Findings
9. Reporting the Findings
10. International Usability Testing
Book details
ISBN: 9780128169421
Page Count: 480
Retail Price : £46.99
9780123852410; 9780124157811; 9780123848697
Students in industrial design, HCI, information technology, psychology, computer science, technical communication; Usability specialists, user experience researchers, usability analysts, information architects, interaction designers, human factors engineers (analysts, specialists, managers), software/web developers