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Usability testing resource requirements

  Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time,
skill, and
knowledge

Training or experience in writing surveys, consent forms, and user tasks.

Creating a skilled team

Training staff

Conducting walkthroughs

Acquiring equipment and testing site

Planning for other data gathering methods (e.g. surveys, interviews, focus groups)

Time – Medium to High depending on experience/ skill level

Soliciting participants who are similar to the potential product users

Coordinating the study

Time – Low to Medium depending on number of other data gathering methods used in the study

Training or experience in analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.

Time – Medium to High depending on what kind of data gathering methods are used and the number of usability tests.

Additional staff

None

Assistant(s) trained or experienced in usability testing and other data gathering methods.

Assistant(s) trained or experienced in usability testing and other data gathering methods.  

Users' time

None

30 minutes – one hour for each test

None

Other resources

None

Usability lab (optional) or computer out in the field

Audio/video recorder, screen recording software

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Software (optional)

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