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This step-by-step guide includes:


  • The three phases in moderating a usability test.
  • How to explain the 'thinking aloud' technique to participants.
  • Step-by-step instructions for demonstrating 'thinking aloud'.
  • How to get participants to practise 'thinking aloud'.
  • Good and bad questions to ask during a test.
  • How to adapt the instructions if you're testing a paper prototype.
  • How to adapt the instructions if you're running a test with children.
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David Travis Dr. David Travis (@userfocus) has been carrying out ethnographic field research and running product usability tests since 1989. He has published three books on user experience including Think Like a UX Researcher.

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