Liverpool is lucky to host the latest chapter of NUX (Northern User Experience). As an avid traveller to the Manchester meetups and annual conferences it is exciting – and convenient – to see the quality talks and workshops finally come to our city.
Our first event took place recently at Liverpool Science Park.
How To Test Your Mobile Site Without Spending A Fortune
UX veteran Barry Briggs – Senior Experience Architect for the BBC – starts off NUX Liverpool. The price and resources required for device testing and user testing can often be prohibitive for agencies. Barry takes us through his methodology for usability testing websites on mobile devices.
Barry's unique and hands-on approach is as inventive as it is thrifty. Involving cheap USB cameras, lenses, cable ties, protective furniture pads and wit.
He addresses the perceived pain points – hardware, software, recruitment and reporting – of conducting usability testing and provides insight into minimising the time and money necessary for each.
"Testing with One Person Is 100% Better than Testing with None"
Any testing, however limited, is worth it. With the help of some Nielsen Norman Group findings Barry suggests that there is often a sweet spot of testing with five users, after which there are diminishing returns on the amount of useful responses and problems raised.
View the presentation yourself for the full story:
Now You Know We'll See You Next Time
NUX Liverpool will take place on the first Monday, every other month.
The next event will take place on Monday October 5th, 2015 at:
Liverpool Science Park 131 Mount Pleasant Liverpool L3 5TF
Each time you can expect to enjoy great quality chat around all things UX and the Creative and Tech industries, more pizza and beer than you need and insight into some of the most progressive UX thinkers from the North – and beyond.
Who Are NUX Liverpool?
The Liverpool gang includes:
- Luke Power
- Gemma Germains
- Owen Hughes
- Joe Bramall
- Anthony Dry
- Joanne Finch
- And Studio Mashbo's very own David Fairbrother
See http://nuxuk.org/ for more information.