The slides from my General Assembly workshop on January 13th, 2013 (https://generalassemb.ly/education/introduction-to-usability-testing-the-diy-approach)
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Usability testing can quickly uncover areas of an interface that frustrate users and hurt business goals but many teams put it off due to budget, time, or training concerns.
This workshops will take you through a do-it-yourself approach to usability testing. We'll cover the basics (benefits, recruiting, and how to plan a test), learn how to facilitate a test to get reliable results, and how to use the testing results to move usability improvements forward. You'll walk away with the tools to hold a complete usability testing right away.
Learn why and when to hold usability testing
Learn practical tools and methods to overcome time, budget or training concerns that block user testing from happening
Shift the conversation from opinions and hunches to proven usability problems that your team can solve together