So, i heard you were having a hard time trying to get your clients or your associates to figure out how ergonomy and user experience matter so much on your web project? And i heard you can’t get them to realize why usability testing is in most cases an ultimate solution for it?
All in all, you would agree, there are three kinds of projects:
- those who had usability testing during the prototyping/conception, and are a close match to the target users’ expectations
- those who had a single ergonomy expert, who is nothing but an attempted replacement for usability testing (ergonomy experts are nothing but people who guess as well as they can what the usability tests could have turned out to say)
- those made by people who believe they can guess usability testing results as well as, or even better than ergonomists!
If you are involved in the latter, know that i understand your sorrow, and i cry for you…
But do not panic! For here i am standing before you, arms wide open, with a peaceful solution: no shouting, no hassling from the PM (oh i’ve been there too!), just a plain old little joke.
One little joke you should keep in mind to make ergonomy and its drastic importance understandable to whomever you’ll tell it to.
And of course, the joke is of the “man walks into a bar” kind of jokes, because they’re my favorites! Continue reading No one ever tells jokes about ergonomy and usability testing!