Enabling Innovative Human Computer Research
It is quicker and cheaper to improve usability from the start rather than trying to fix and improve usability later. Testing for usability provides:
It is crucial to schedule the testing into the production cycle so that feedback can be incorporated into final versions while the changes are still feasible. This means testing should start as soon as possible. If the testing involves student participation, then you will need to apply to the Student Research Projects Panel.
Usability testing is one of the core services provided by the Institute of Educational Technology to the University. Module and programme teams are encouraged to use this service early during module (course) production so that their products for students are as user friendly as possible when they are made available.
For a description of usability testing, please read the Usability testing case study.
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