How to Prototype and User Test: A Workshop*
Prototype early and test often! Learn how to brainstorm an idea, create a simple paper prototype, and conduct some guerilla user tests.
Even if you can’t afford a user experience researcher, you can still gather some important insights by employing a few key strategies. First – prototype early! You don’t have to have the details ironed out. Heck, you don’t even have to have many details. In this workshop, we’ll go through brainstorming, considering key users, constructing key task paths, and building a very simple paper prototype.
Second – test often! After our prototypes are constructed, we’ll do some very simple user testing. The goal of this workshop is to spread a user centered design approach and encourage developers to think outside their box.
user centered design, UX, user testing, Usability
I've spoken on usability and security at Galois, BSides PDX, Open Source Bridge,and Computers Freedom and Privacy Portland Miniconference (also a co-organizer).
Morgan Miller UX, LLC
While studying cryptography in graduate school, I was amazed at how most security tools were incredibly difficult to use. Noticing the frequency of user-introduced security flaws, I became convinced that usability was a key way to advance crytographic tools. I have been a practicing UX architect since 2011. I have had the joy of working with many smart people to help build systems that meet business goals (security, profit, etc) and support user needs.