Lynda.com have just released the Usability Testing course I recorded with them earlier in the year. The course takes you through all the aspects of planning, running, and reporting on a typical usability test.
In the course, I talk about how to recruit participants, design suitable tasks, moderate and observe a session, and analyze the results so that you can make improvements to your product.
Check out a video from the course below, and follow the links to see the whole course. You can sign up for a seven day free trial. That's plenty of time to watch both my courses!
Usability testing: Any team can do it
Foundations of UX: Usability Testing | by Chris Nodder
The experience of recording with Lynda.com is impressive. This time it was a "live action" shoot - which means I was on a sound stage with two cameras pointing at me. I had my own "green room" for the week I was down at their studios in Carpinteria, CA. Yes, they invest a week of time to film a one and a half hour video, and then spend more time editing it and producing the graphics you see in it. I don't know of any other online training company that invests that much in their videos, and it definitely shows in the final quality.
What with client work, recording a couple more courses for Lynda.com, and finishing off my book, I've been neglecting this site. I plan to get back to posting more content here soon!