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.
The Uploader 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.
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?
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.
Method and test coordinator script.
- File Uploader User Testing - Round 1
- Layout Customizer User Testing - Round 1 Demographic Questionnaire
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.
Underlying design patterns and description of component behavior.
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.
Full notes and analysis of the user tests.