For this project, I usability tested a mobile app the way it occurs most often – in the field, with no lab equipment other than a camera.
Most usability testing for mobile apps probably doesn’t occur in labs. It’s more common for an app team to “coffee shop” test mobile apps. As the facilitator I am typically looking over the participants’ shoulder, taking notes and recording the session. This is what actions I took for this usability study, known as guerilla testing.
The final results for this project included an executive summary, which included my usability study data, findings and recommendations.
This project furthered my understanding of usability studies. Specifically, I learned how to conduct guerilla testing in an informal research environment.