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Completed February 2008 by Barbara Glover and Fluid Wiki Administrator

Summary

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Users did not recognize that portlets could be moved, and that some content was locked. The drop target indicator needs to be clearer, more obvious.

Notes

The Layout Customizer will be used by a wide cross-section of students and faculty in higher educational institutions. The fist round of testing will be mouse accessible only; keyboard-only user testing will be done in a later round.

Goals

This test should discover:

  • Do users realize they can move portlets?
  • Are users successful at moving portlets around the portal?
  • Can a user move a portlet successfully to a chosen location?
  • Do users recognize and understand locked vs. unlocked portlets?
  • Are visual affordances meaningful and helpful to users?

Success Criteria

A successful design has been achieved when:

  • 100% of users realize they can move portlets after exploring the interface.
  • 50% of users realize immediately they can move portlets.
  • 80% of users can successfully drag a portlet to a chosen location and drop it.
  • 80% of users understand the visual affordances of the "move" cursor and the red bar.
  • 80% of users can differentiate between locked and unlocked portlets and understand that they cannot move locked portlets.

Protocol

Method and test coordinator script.

Users

The desire is to test across a range of technology skill of students and faculty. Users tested in this round are from the University of Toronto.

Interaction Design

Underlying design patterns and description of component behavior.

Test Environment

Location and version of the environment that was used. Attach a screenshot of the environment at the time of testing if the environment will change over time.

Results

Full notes and analysis of the user tests.

Layout Reorderer User Testing - Round 1 Results

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Layout Reorderer User Testing - Round 1 Results
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Layout Reorderer User Testing - Round 1 Results
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