Thursday, June 17, 2010

Results usability test: Done vs. Save and Close

To all participants: thank you!

After just 2 days I've already got a really good amount of feedback.

As can be seen in the results above there is a very strong preference for the "Save & Close" button, as opposed to the "Done" button. We'll be changing this soon.

I also received some suggestions for a "Close without save" button, which would discard changes since last opening a document. We are looking into that.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Usability test: Done vs. Save and Close

For those of you who don't know me; I'm Rolf van der Steen, User Experience designer at Hippo. It is my responsibility to ensure our products are easy to use and understand, and users will have a excellent experience when using them.

To achieve this I would like to ask for your help. From now on I'll be regularly posting usability tests. These are quick tests focussing on (small) parts of the user interface. The tests will take no longer than a couple of minutes to complete.

I gladly like to invite you to participate in these tests. At this moment the tests will be focussing on Hippo CMS7. Also I'm primarily interested in the opinion of actual end users.

So, are you using Hippo CMS7 as an author, editor or admin? Please don't hesitate to join in and speak up. Your opinion is much appreciated!

And to start of right away; here's the first usability test already. It is a fairly simple test asking wether you prefer a 'Done' or 'Save & Close' button for closing your document. To start the test, please use the following URL:

Note on Usabilla (the tool I'm using for these tests): Participating is anonymous; It is not possible for me to see who has participated. If you like to get in touch personally, please state your email in a note in the test.