Remote usability testing has become increasingly popular among user researchers and grew by 19% since 2009. Even though I have easy access to a brick and mortal usability lab, I particularly like remote testing for at least 5 reasons: 1. Availability: Do you have time next week to drive to a place you’ve never been,
Who would toil away for pennies, completing trivial tasks and answering surveys? A quarter-million users registered with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service. Just who exactly are the people behind the Mechanical Turk and can we rely on the data we get from the nameless faceless masses ? In this blog posted on Oracle.com I review two
There has been a bit of an explosion in remote usability testing tools of late. Some of these companies also offer to recruit and provide you with users who are paid to take your usability test (Usertesting.com, Feedback Army and EasyUsability to name a few). These services allow for quick (almost immediate) feedback from users.
Why isn’t usability testing done more? And when it is done why is the sample size small? One major reason is the cost. It takes a lot of money and time to bring users into a lab and conduct a usability test. Even if users don’t get compensated for their time, it still takes a