GNOME and Debian usability testing, May 2017

Jim Hall jhall at
Wed May 17 21:59:13 UTC 2017

This is wonderful usability testing! You have a great process here. I
like that you broke up your scenario tasks into "missions," which
provides a nice progression. You used six testers, which turns out to
be a good number for doing usability testing; you don't need a lot of
testers to get useful, actionable results. If only this had been done
a month earlier, I would have included your article as a reference for
my students in 'Usability in Open Source Software.' I'll do that next

Also, great to see the heat map method was helpful! :-)

I see Michael has forwarded the message to desktop-devel. I'll also do
a short recap article on my 'Open Source Software & Usability' blog
and link to this, so others see it as well.


On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 6:10 AM, intrigeri <intrigeri at> wrote:
> Hi Jim & Debian+GNOME people,
> I guess you'll be interested in this usability testing report:
> Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to do with these results
> so they're as useful as they can be :)
> Cheers,
> --
> intrigeri

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