URC Spring Brown Bag Series: When and How to Run a Usability Test


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Online (Zoom)

Join us for When and How to Run a Usability Test presented by Zoraida Cabrera-Mieles, UX Researcher/Designer, Harvard Web Publishing.

Usability tests can often feel overly-complex, time-consuming, and expensive. But they don’t have to be! In this talk, we’ll demystify strategies for planning and executing usability tests. We’ll approach common questions, such as: 

  • Is a usability test the right research approach?
  • Why should I test if the product isn’t finished? 
  • How many participants should I recruit? 
  • Do I really need real users? 
  • How do I write tasks or questions for the study?
  • How do I moderate a remote usability test?

Plus we’ll discuss strategies for getting buy-in from stakeholders, and mention resources available for Harvard teams interested in running usability tests.

Please register through LibCal to receive the Zoom meeting details. (HarvardKey required)