The second remote usability test revealed some recurring issues as well as new observations. Rob noted some issues in remembering to click update on the various grids. He also ran into some problems with workflow and general navigation in terms of locating various parts of the system.
Since the last sprint, the first iteration of the actual application was developed using ASP.NET MVC 5 and SQL Server backend database. This application is being used for the upcoming remote usability testing sessions.
On December 17th, a Professional Development (PD) meeting was held at Monarch and 18 teachers and staff members attended. At the even the researcher presented the Axure prototype and discussed the current development of Expedition Mapper. Field surveys were distributed and completed by teachers, who were then divided into three groups afterwards to elaborate on their answers and to discuss …
The first remote usability test revealed some issues regarding various interactions within the application. For the most part the various tasks were completed with ease, however on one occasion a system bug caused problems. Later in the session, Beth ran into problems using the text area box for final product description.
The pilot usability testing was held at the University of Baltimore’s usability lab. The pilot involved the new ASP.NET application, which enabled for more realistic interactions when compared to the earlier Axure wireframes. Several problems were discovered with the application in terms of bugs identified with browser inconsistencies, not previously anticipated.