Welcome to the May edition of the Userfocus usability newsletter.
Feature Article: Data collection for usability research
How should you go about collecting data in usability tests? This article examines the data collection process in usability studies and describes some popular data logging solutions. Since most of these tools are expensive, we show you how you can use Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic macros to collect the data. Read the article in full: Data collection for usability research
Usability Training: Now Booking
Web Usability Training, May 14-15 2008, London
For web designers who want hands-on experience with usability tools and techniques, "Web Usability" is a 2-day immersion seminar that shows delegates how to boost sales and conversion rates, increase usage and improve customer satisfaction. Unlike shorter introductory courses, this in-depth workshop covers the entire design and development lifecycle. More information about this training course: Web Usability training.
Morae Essentials, July 1 2008, London.
For new users of Techsmith's Morae who want to run a usability test, "Morae Essentials" is a 1-day seminar that shows delegates how to set up, observe, log and analyse a usability test with Morae. Unlike training from software vendors, this workshop shows delegates real-life examples of how Morae is used in practice by usability experts. More information about this training course: Morae training.
How to carry out an expert review, September 2 2008, London
For people in design teams who need to spot usability problems in prototypes and finished products, How to carry out a usability expert review is a 1-day seminar that teaches delegates cost-effective methods to evaluate designs. Unlike courses in usability testing, this seminar teaches delegates how to find and fix usability problems without involving end users. More information about this training course: Expert Review training.