Share Paper: Designing for the User: How to test for Usability

  1. Rachel Bridgewater, Washington State University Vancouver, United States
  2. Karen Diller, Washington State University Vancouver, United States

Abstract: There is an increasing need within the computer-mediated instruction community for effective assessment tools that can be used to ensure that interfaces do not act as a hindrance to learning objectives. As our dependence on web-based systems a delivery method increases, it has become essential to assess the effectiveness of our products. One method of assessing these products is usability testing, which analyzes the interaction between users and a product. Because usability testing focuses on users in the design process by studying their interactions with a product, it is an effective tool for course designers and others to use when ...