We’ve written lots of “how-to” pieces and “what-is-it” articles on the TryMyUI blog. In this post, we’ve collected them all up with links and descriptions so you can easily find info on any aspect of usability testing, from beginning to end.
Find the article for your question in one of the sections below.
Devices and platform types:
How to test InVision prototypes
Instructions for testing your InVision prototype, such as where to get the right URL and how to choose the privacy settings for your prototype. Also includes general tips on writing tasks for prototype tests and a sample task list.
Mobile user testing for Android APKs and iOS app prototypes
A quick look at how to use our default mobile testing options, with special instructions for testing iOS and Android app designs that haven’t gone live yet.
Setting up your test:
Creating a new test
An overview of TryMyUI’s 4-step user test setup process. Explanations of what everything is, how it works, and some tips and best practices.
How to write tasks
How to write tasks for the most effective user test, using the task list from our Domino’s vs Pizza Hut usability test as an example. We give detailed commentary on why and how we chose each task, down to the exact wording.
A follow-up article (How to write tasks, Vol. 2) uses the same format to give more insights on writing tasks specifically for e-commerce sites, using both desktop and mobile examples.
How many users do I need for my test?
How many users are enough for your usability test? We dive into the numbers to find the baselines and reasoning behind those baselines.
Running a comparative usability study
Five tips for running a comparative usability testing study to see how the user experience of your website or app compares to competitors.
Testing with your own users
Information on how to run a test on TryMyUI using testers your organization has recruited. Includes a section on what is required of your testers during the process.
Collecting quantitative data:
Task usability metrics: The SEQ
What is the Single-Ease Question (SEQ) and how does it work? Everything you need to know about quantifying the usability of tasks in a task-based usability test.
System usability metrics: SUS, PSSUQ, and SUPR-Q
A quick run down and comparison of some popular psychometric surveys – the System Usability Scale, the Post-Study System Usability Questionnaire, and the Standardized User Experience Percentile Rank Questionnaire – for measuring overall system usability and other psychometrics, with our advice on picking one to use for your study.
Quantitative UX research
UX research doesn’t have to be a herculean task, and with TryMyUI, it isn’t! This guide will help you utilize our powerful quantitative suite of tools.
Crowdsourced issue-ranking for large-scale tests
A page about TryMyUI’s proprietary UXCrowd tool that generates scores for different usability issues based on votes cast by testers.
You can read our commentary on the UXCrowd in action from a 30-person test we ran on apparel website Serengetee.
Analyzing your results:
Using quantitative data to analyze your results faster
Our tips on ways you can use your quantitative data to speed up your analysis and cut down on research time.
Video player keyboard commands
A brief overview of the special features on our video player that can come in handy as you review your videos (including how to speed up and slow down the playback speed).
Interpreting the impression test
How to draw meaningful insights from the Impression Test portion of your test results.
Annotating your results
Using annotations to save key moments in your user videos and collaborate with co-workers on video analysis.
How to stitch together highlight reels to showcase the best video moments from your study and share them with colleagues.
We’ll update this list periodically as we continue to write on usability testing topics. Check out our usability testing tips for additional help, or learn more about TryMyUI’s tools and technologies on our Features page. And you can always let us know in the comments what you’d like us to write about, from TryMyUI specifics to general usability testing practices.