3 Things You Shouldn’t Ask in a Usability Test(userbrain.net)

over 7 years ago from Markus Pirker, UX Designer at Simplease

  • Stefan RösslerStefan Rössler, over 7 years ago

    What a great comment! Thank you, Matt :)

    I'm aware of the aesthetic usability effect and I completely agree that your perception of something changes how you actually experience it.

    In my opinion perceptions are even more important than what really is (because reality is merely an illusion [formed by perceptions] … but that's another story).

    That said, I have to reconsider the suggestions in this article. I'm still convinced that user testing is more about observing behaviour than it is about asking for opinions, but I perceive the line between the two of them to become more and more blurry after thinking about your comment.

    I will think about that some more, and more importantly, make some experiments and present you the evidence. I'm doing a lot of user testing right now and so it's the perfect timing for this :)

    Once again, thank you very much for your comment. And just so you know: I've used UsabilityHub many times before (to test logo ideas for example), and I love it for what it is—or for what I perceive it to be :D

    3 points