Usability and user testing is a significant part of the proposal for this project.
Here is what I did this week.== INTERVIEWS ==
I interviewed four people (two friends & two students) for five minutes, getting them to talk about the neighbourhood they grew up in as children. I asked them the following things:
1) Where did you live?
2) Where did you go to school? How did you get there?
3) Where were your favourite places to visit / play?
During the interview, I watched them and tried to notice what they were having trouble with. Speak these things allowed so that they are captured on the audio.
The point is of this is to expose problems so I can fix them. Look for stuff that isn't quite right.== AFTER THE INTERVIEW ==
Following the interview, I reviewed the audio and listed of all the things each interviewee had trouble with. Make a short write-up so as to plan and prioritise the final stretch of work.
Here is my short write-up for the usability testing.