Completed April 2008 by Erin Yu and Daphne Ogle
High-level summary to be added after testing has been completed.
For File Uploader user test we want to consider ease of use for uploading files to Sakai [fluid:to start with].
Research questions/goals include:
- Do users realize they can upload files? Do they realize they can upload multiple files?
- Are users successful at uploading a file in general? A single file from their computer? Multiple files from their computer?
- Can a user find a particular file easily?
- Do users recognize and understand intuitively how to upload files?
- Is pause/resume upload understandable or does this confuse them
- Does the user understand that you cannot "cancel" the upload until you first "pause" the upload? Is differentiating between paused and not paused states understandable to users?
- Are visual affordances meaningful and helpful to users?
A successful design has been achieved when:
- 80-90% of users can successfully upload a file from their desktop.
Method and test coordinator script.
The File Uploader will be used by a wide cross-section of students and faculty in higher educational institutions. We'd like to include keyboard-only users in the user test if possible (can prototype handle keyboard nav?).
Our access to participants is limited primarily to students over faculty. We will try and include a few faculty. We want to test a range of non-technical and more tech savvy students as well as faculty members of the University of Toronto and UC Berkeley. For our user test with working prototype we will have 5-7 users [fluid:combination of students and faculty, but primarily students].
** If doing: For earlier paper-prototyping sessions we will work with a smaller number of participants.
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.