CWS Podcast – Ep. 54: Can I Have a Minute of your Time?

cws-podcast-logoIn today’s hectic schedules and busy lives, it is often hard to take a step back and examine things from a distance. However, I bet you can find a few people that can spare one minute to review a page on your church website. One minute of questions can provide some low hanging fruit; which offer huge returns for minor fixes and edits.

Topics Covered

  • What is usability testing
  • What questions should I ask
  • How to conduct it
  • What should I do afterward

Questions to Ask

  1. What is the name of this site?
  2. What is the purpose of the site/page?
  3. What can I do on the site/page?
  4. Why should it matter to me?

Action Item

Gather some willing participants and start asking your questions. Record and compile your findings; then take your report to your team. Use these findings to make the appropriate decisions to modify page’s design. Be sure to chunk up the effort into doable bits, and get moving. These minutes spent testing your site should quickly translate into people sitting in seats in no time!

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Author: Stephen Morrissey

I have been making websites since 1996, and using social media since 2006. My current profession is designing user experiences for corporate software, websites, and mobile applications. I started sharing my knowledge with the world in 2011, about a year after a revival in my faith.