You will be
required to conduct two multimedia product tests. At certain stages
you will be working with your Buddy and Mentor.
You can select
two web sites of your own choice. However, the selection must meet
the following criteria:
a) The web
sites must be Australian.
b) The web
sites must be business or organisation sites (not personal). This
means that the business or organisation is clearly listed in the
telephone book as a business or organisation.
c) The web
sites must have different purposes eg one may be a site selling
products (books) and the other an art gallery.
d) The web
sites you choose must be approved by your trainer. With one site,
you need to conduct a heuristic evaluation and with the other
site, a user trial.
For each test
approach, you will need to establish:
- the purpose
of the site:
- the audience;
- the evaluating
- the questions
- a report
- the test
All of these
items will be covered in SETs 6 and 7.
Then, with the
help of your Buddy and Mentor, you will conduct the evaluation and
tests. In the evaluation, you and the two mentors will be your Buddy's
evaluating team (and vice versa). In the user trial, you and your
buddy will find the user trial participants, and they will test
both your and your buddy's sites. This process is covered in SETs
8 and 9.
You will then
be expected to compile the results of your tests into two Reports:
one from the evaluation and one from the user trial.