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Beyond the Usability Lab by Donna Tedesco, Thomas Tullis, William Albert

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9.7.4. Methodology

Using Vividence's eXpress scripting/site evaluation tool (now part of the Keynote suite of Internet test and measurement tools), we created a 30-minute evaluation of the key transactions. Our test script featured a structured tour of the system, starting with a review of the new home page, progressing to logging into the application, and then completing a series of tasks that sponsors perform routinely.

The study was set up to gather quantitative performance data on how efficiently, consistently, and correctly users could complete the transactions in question, along with a qualitative satisfaction rating for performing the transactions and questions on changes or improvements users would suggest.

The study had 15 sections, ...

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