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Second round of user tests

Implementing new measures on the results of the first round paid off well. The functionality in the current UI was slowed down intentionally to prevent users from doing things they aren’t supposed to do. I first show them the instructions (and they don’t appear instantly but with a sliding effect, so text appears line by line), then the interface itself, in which they are expected to do things.

I had set a timeout that pops up a “Are you lost?” window when the user doesn’t react, but with user tests we saw that it is coming up too quickly. I have increased the timeout by 30 seconds as a first measure, but that might then prevent “naughty” users from getting caught twiddling with things they shouldn’t be touching.

I am considering implementing a “OK, let’s go” button to each instruction screen as well, that would start the timer, so when I pop the “I am lost” box, I am sure the timeout hasn’t happened when user has been doing things in another window. The better way is to start the counter when the user makes the first move, but I am not sure if I can detect a click in an iframe.

At least one friend has given up saying “I just didn’t feel like reading all that stuff” but otherwise the UI is doing pretty alright :)

 

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