I do not expect a lengthy formal test report. I am more interested in seeing the results from the analysis, conclusions and suggestions for improving the design.
An example outline for the test report:
- Cover page: name the group and the usability expert (graduate student)
- Introduction: Description of UI, test goals and brief description of tests (1 page)
- Test Plans: the original test plans you created for testing (Several pages per scenario)
- Results: These should be plots and charts with explanations (what it takes, ~ 4 pages)
- Conclusions: Usability problems and suggestions for improving the UI (1 page)
- Appendix A: Undergraduate group member attendance at testing
- Appendix B: Attached Bug Reports
The test report should be complete before the end of the fourteenth week of the semester, and posted on your website. You should give the undergraduate group links to your test plan and summary. Your test report should have links to the undergraduate groups and their final design documents. Again evaluation of your test reports will consider effective communication. An example of a professional usability test report can be found in the resources.
The test report should be complete before the end of the fourteenth week of the semester, and posted on your website. You should give the undergraduate group the links to your test plan and report. Your test report should have links to the undergraduate groups and their final design documents. You should also meet with the undergraduate group to discuss the results of the usability tests.
Google Sheet Details
In the “Usability Test Sessions” google sheets, make sure that the final column in the google sheet labelled “Attended” is up to date. During the testing, you should have marked in the corresponding cell if the participant attended the session or not. You can write in the cell “yes” or “no”.
When all of the testing is done, I will notify the instructors, and they can give the students that participated in the testing extra credit.
Submit on Canvas and Email Your Team
When you have finished and posted your usability test results, submit on canvas the URL to your report. You should NOT submit the document. Rather, I will read it on your website.
Also email your team that you posted the Usability Test Report on your website.
Modifications for Spring 2020
Do not forget to include the “Testing Challenges” in your test plan as Appendix C.