Two videos discussing the benefits of creating video highlight tapes from usability sessions.
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Having looked at the results of John's video capture of user
testing.. I can certainly state the value in this. Seeing a video
of actual users' testing our scenarios adds a new dimension vs.
reading a results report. <div> </div>
BTW John... I added a feed to your blog into the usability &
John you got any blooper reels from dW usability sessions? I'd pay
to see that.<div> </div>
Actually... it would be nice if you can gain permission to post
some of the videos made during user testing... including bloopers!
Great video. I agree the impact of hearing/seeing users' feedback
is incredibly powerful and it really drive home the need to
continuously focus on our audience.
I agree. This goes back to the definition that I remember reading
about how only 7% of meaning is conveyed through the words of a
spoken conversation. That inflection and body language constitute
Having all of that is very valuable additional input.<div> </div>
This is especially the case I feel when sample sizes are small for
user testing.<div> </div>
Great stuff John.
Great vids John. YOU really have been the leader in getting us to
try out recording the sessions to be able to explore the
opportunities and possiblities that you have outlined. THANKS for
your willingness to innovate.
Thank you for the comments. We are planning some exciting usability
tests on the Rational Software RFE Community. The <a
Software RFE Community</a> allows you to collaborate with Rational
development teams and other product users through the ability to
search, view, comment on, vote for, watch, submit, and track
product requests for enhancement (RFEs). There is already a ton of
RFEs and comments in the system, so if you use Rational products
then I encourage you to try this out. <div> </div>
I plan on creating video highlight tapes from these upcoming
usability sessions and will try to share of a sample of the
highlight tapes when they are ready as part of this blog.