Future Usability Test Questions

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Overview

This page describes topics and questions which should be considered for future usability testing.

User Workflows

  • Submit data packets
  • Search for data packets
    • Arrive at datadryad.org or specific data packet webpage.
      • via search engine
      • via direct url entry
      • via referral link
    • enter search string
  • Download data packets
  • Login/Register for Dryad
  • Find information about Dryad


User Hardware/Software

  • Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Other?
    • What type of computing device would you normally use to access Dryad? unknown, desktop computer, laptop computer, mobile device, other (Circle one)
    • If other, what type of device would you use? (freeform answer)
  • Screen Resolution? /depricated
    • If you know, what is the resolution of the screen you would normally use to view Dryad (e.g 1280 x 720 pixels)? (freeform answer)
  • Mouse, Trackpad, Trackball, Other?
    • Why type of selection device would you normally use when accessing Dryad? unknown, mouse, trackpad, trackball, other (Circle one)
    • If other, what type of device would you use? (freeform answer)
  • Operating System?
    • What operating system would you normally use to access Dryad? unknown, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android OS, iOS, other (Circle one)
    • If other, what type of operating system would you use? (freeform answer)
  • Browser?
    • What web browser would you normally use to access Dryad? unknown, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, other (Circle one)
    • If other, what type of web browser would you use? (freeform answer)

User Satisfaction

  • Overall satisfaction with the web site
    • How satisfied are you with the website as a whole? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Overall satisfaction with the design and layout
    • How satisfied were you with the design and layout of the website? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • The ease with which specific tasks were completed
    • How easy was it to complete XYZ task? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • The ease with which specific information was found
    • How easy was it to find XYZ information? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Whether navigation labels, page titles, headings, and other terms were easy to understand and accurate
    • Were the navigation labels, pate titles, headings and other terms accurate and easy to understand? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Whether icons and other images were helpful and easy to understand
    • Were the icons and other images helpful and easy to understand? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Whether downloadable items downloaded quickly and satisfactorily
    • Were downloadable items downloaded quickly ( Scale of 1 - 5 ) and satisfactorily? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Whether password-protected areas were easy to log into and use
    • Was the login page easy to log into ( Scale of 1 - 5 ) and easy to use? ( Scale of 1 - 5 )
  • Whether errors occurred, and, if they did, whether appropriate and helpful error messages were encountered
    • Did any errors occur while using the site? ( Yes | No )
    • If so, were the error messages appropriate ( Yes | No ) and helpful? ( Yes | No )
  • Whether information about each dataset was sufficient, or there was too little or too much information
    • Was information about each downloadable item sufficient? ( Yes | No )
    • If not, what was wrong with the information? (freeform answer)
  • Whether or not the user would return to the web site, and if not, why?
    • Would you use Dryad again? ( Yes | No )
    • If not, why? (freeform answer)
  • Whether or not the user would recommend the web site to others
    • Would you recommend Dryad to other users? ( Yes | No )
  • Suggested improvements
    • Suggested improvements to Dryad? (freeform answer)
    • Suggested improvements to this questionnaire? (freeform answer)