Usability testing tasks - a question about naming

usability

#1

Hi,

I remember the first post I added here, knowing absolutely (well, almost) nothing about designing a User Interface. It’s been some time and we’re ready to have the Tool tested.

A little disclaimer before I ask the question: I work at a startup, where, well, not everything is done the way it’s supposed to be, due to many different reasons. Most of the tests I was doing along this time were guerilla/hallway testing methods. So if you want to comment in a way that implies that something should’ve been done differently… know that I am aware of that :slight_smile:

Question:
I have never tested the naming/labels we use to name components. I have no idea how intelligible they might be. How can I phrase the task scenarios so I actually check if the names are not confusing?

I know the question is pretty vague, but let’s start here and I will give you as much information as you need.


#2

Rats. You took away my favorite type of comment! /s

Can I ask first what type of testing you’re doing now? That may help us narrow down some suggestions.


#3

Mine too! :sweat_smile::nail_care:


#4

I guess the testing is done now, since this post dates 2 weeks back?
Nevertheless an interesting question and it would also be interesting to learn how this has eventually been addressed.


#5

Well, actually no testing has ever been done. The Boss decided we don’t need that (sic!) and the platform will be used mostly by API. One of the reasons I was so silent lately. I’m depressed and started looking for a new position, where I can actually do some UX :slight_smile:


#6

That’s very sad to hear. Have you found somewhere else?


#7

Still searching.


#8

Hang in there! You can get past this.


#9

:frowning:
Best of luck. We’ve got your back.


#10

Thank you for all of your good wishes!

It worked!

I’ve just received an offer letter.

So psyched!!!


#11

That is SO WONDEFUL!!!

If I knew more about gifs, I’d post one with cheerleaders. Oh, well, at least I’ve got the right idea.

I’m so glad for you.


#12

:dancer::dancing_women::man_dancing: