MyMiami is a website used by the university in prioritizing good user experience. Most recently universities have been using sites to contribute to the institutional knowledge in achieving its goals while viewing the return on investments. Following our usability test, this project would identify how we can substantially improve our user experience in most college and other institutional sites.
Our project primary purpose is to show why most universities should have an interest in conducting usability tests, with the world we live today most students are smart and computer savvy. Prospective undergraduate students who have not yet received the benefits of college education have poor research skills. Most of these students are not savvy at advanced stages like the query reformulation. Frequently surprised by the inside language filled with concepts and terms they have never encountered before.
A usability report is significantly crucial in institutions. Our report would involve comparing prototypes, identify the critical difference of the stakeholders while hoping to find a usability session. There are also three participants one who is new to Miami whom we would use to test on our instructions of registering for the next semester’s classes.
This usability report will include a high-level overview of the test taking place, as well as providing sufficient information to describe the methodology used, and results arrived at. The usability report would also include:
- The date the test took place.
- A brief description of the location.
- The Goals of conducting the usability test.
This usability test will also include its purpose. Such as the number of participants, in this case, we are using three participants. The actual number of tasks tested, a summary of the methods used in the usability test, the primary purpose of certain test objectives.
The primary test is to understand better how real users of the MyMiami website interact with the site and how we can improve the user’s experience based on the results we get. Nevertheless, the test aims at developing the design of MyMiami.
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