The steps involved in conducting a Moderated User Test typically include:
- Preparation: The researcher must prepare for the MUT by defining the research goals, tasks to be completed, and any other necessary materials.
- Recruiting: The researcher must recruit participants for the MUT and provide them with information about the research goals, tasks, and expectations.
- Moderating: During the MUT, the researcher must moderate the session and guide the user through the tasks, collecting data on their behavior, thoughts, and opinions.
- Analysis: After the MUT, the researcher must analyze the data to identify user needs, preferences, and areas for improvement.
- Reporting: The researcher must then report their findings to stakeholders and use the data to inform design decisions and create better user experiences.
- Lookback: Lookback is a remote usability testing platform that allows researchers to observe user behavior, capture video and audio recordings, and track user interactions in real-time.
- UserTesting: UserTesting is a platform that enables researchers to recruit and manage participants, observe user behavior, and capture user feedback.
- Optimal Workshop: Optimal Workshop provides a suite of tools for conducting user research, including tree testing, first-click testing, and card sorting.
- Validately: Validately is a platform that allows researchers to recruit users, analyze data, and share results.
- Hotjar: Hotjar is an analytics tool that enables researchers to track user behavior and capture user feedback.