Chapter 11 Data: Capturing, Prioritizing, and Communicating

So far this book has been about the paper prototype and the people involved in creating and testing it. But the heart of a usability study is its data—all the stuff that you learn. This chapter looks at some ways of capturing the data from paper prototype usability tests and what to do with it afterward. The ultimate purpose of collecting usability data is to make the interface better, so a good method is one that accomplishes this goal quickly and effectively. Naturally, every company is different, so a technique that is ideal for one product team may be unsuitable for another.

Capturing the Data (Note-Taking)

I ask all usability test observers to take notes. Not only does this ensure ...

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