What are Fluid UX Walkthroughs?
Fluid UX Walkthroughs are a combination of usability and accessibility reviews, with the goal of identifying user "pain points" in applications, and then propose and prioritize user interface improvements to address them. Read more about UX Walkthroughs
Evaluations are conducted as:
- heuristic evaluations - comparing the user interface against an accepted set of "rules" or heuristics.
- cognitive walkthroughs - determining how easy it is for a user to use the application.
- Code convention compliance reviews - evaluating compliance to a set of best practices for achieving accessibility and usability.
How are Fluid UX Walkthroughs Performed?
Fluid UX Walkthroughs are performed by reviewers with diverse areas of expertise residing at a number of different institutions. To ensure consistency of approach and results the following material has been created to guide their efforts.
The protocols and guidelines will continue to be refined as we learn from doing the hybrid inspections/evaluations.
Fluid Project Walkthroughs and Working Groups
Within the Fluid Project, walkthroughs have been performed by walkthrough working groups. Most of the groups have had representatives from two or more institutions, with each group focused on a specific product.
Products examined so far include uPortal, Sakai, and Moodle.
Results from Previous Walkthroughs
UX Walkthrough Results:
You can find links to the results of all UX Walkthroughs on this page. This includes the Pre-Summit and Post-Summit walkthrough results.
UX Walkthrough Project Plan
User Experience Walkthroughs are used in the Fluid project to evaluate and assess the usability and accessibility of the products addressed by the project. The objective is to identify user problematics (pain points) which can be addressed by user interface software solutions and enhanced design approaches.
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