Miha application user testing
A wonderful thing happened!
I was supposed to find a project for my Sketch meetup group, and for which I searched high and low. Funnily enough, even though I was offering *free* design, there were not many takers.
I contacted quite a few charity organizations and was recommended to look somewhere else. A ray of bright light came in the form of iLab. A center working with children that have some disabilities or suffer from atypical development.
It turned out iLab, and Lina specifically had an app in the making but did not have a design properly created. That is where my team came in! We started working on the app first in terms of ideas, what could be done.
Soon after that, the hype kinda stopped and I was left to create the app myself, with the inputs of a few colleagues. As it is right, after creating the design – two variations to be more specific, I made an arrangement with Lina to test it out.
What followed was a delightful, amazing and beautiful user testing session with wonderful kids. They tested out both of my designs and I gained valuable insights.
The testing was conducted in two different parts, an A/B testing, and a preference test. For the A/B testing, the kids were randomly assigned design A or design B and asked to perform the exact same tasks. Their performance was measured with an interview and time that took them to finish their tasks. The interview questions were mostly descriptive, asking them how they liked certain parts of the app, did they have an idea what could I add to make it work even better?
The preference test consisted of showing three different designs of the same screen – the category screen. And all of the children selected the design that used actual photos. That was unexpected and something I couldn’t have guessed myself.
After that testing, I adapted the design and handed it off to the developer that is working hard on it.
I would like to thank Lina for giving me the possibility to work on this wonderful application and test it on the kids. The testing process is invaluable for UX designers, and it made me incredibly happy to see how the kids interacted with my design!
You can see more about the project on the project page.