Usability Script 1

Here is version 1 of the usability test script I used with my first three testers.

1. (Show user the front page with the map). Please describe what you see?
Possible correct answers: a map of Roslindale, markers on a map, a map with a slider and some search types.

2. What do you think the red markers show?
Possible correct answers: locations, locations of crimes and Certicates of Occupancy

3. How do you find out what the markers represent?
Correct answer: hover over them.

4. What do think the different colors of the markers mean?
Correct answer: lighter ones are farther back in time

5. Now move the slider to 2013. What happened when you did that?
Correct answer: the markers that occurred between 2013 and 2014 disappeared.

6. Now move the slider to 2009. What happened when you did that?
Correct answer: the markers that occurred between 2013 and 2009 disappeared.

7.If you wanted to see just Certificates of Occupancy, what would you do?
Correct answer: Click on the Certificates of Occupancy type, then click Search.

8. How many murders were there in Roslindale in 2009?
Correct answer: move the slider to 2010. Count how many markers are shown.

9. What do like about the site?

10. What would you tell the designer to change?

11-20. System Usability Scale (SUS) questions.