Project Testing Form
The final phase of your CS110 project is P4 Testing.
For this phase of the project you are tasked with finding people (friends, family members, your clients, classmates, etc.) to test your site.
During this testing process you will take notes and collect data, which will be summarized in your testing document (
Your testing will be completed via two methods:
Method 1) In-person testing
For this method you will sit down with your tester and watch them use your site. There are many guidelines for running successful in-person tests in the P4 Testing instructions, so be sure to read that before starting in-person tests.
Method 2) Virtual testing via a Google Form
For this method, you will create and send out a Google Form to your testers, which they will complete independently.
Virtual testing via a Google Form
The first step in virtual testing is constructing the Google Form you will send out to your participants.
If you're new to Google Forms, here's a 2 minute video run through demonstrating the steps to creating a form.
Below is the information your form should include.
Form: General info
Your form should start out collecting the following general information:
- [ ] 10-15
- [ ] 15-20
- [ ] 20-30
- [ ] 30-40
- [ ] 40-50
- [ ] 50-60
- [ ] 60+
- Device type
- [ ] Tablet
- [ ] Mobile Phone
- [ ] Windows Laptop or Desktop
- [ ] Mac Laptop or Desktop
- [ ] Firefox
- [ ] Internet Explorer
- [ ] Safari
- [ ] Chrome
- [ ] Other...
Feel free to add additional general info questions that may be applicable to your site (for example, location, whether the tester is in college, etc.).
Rather than pose open-ended questions about your site, you'll often receive more useful feedback if you present your tester with a scenario- that is a set task you wish them to complete on your site.
Come up with two scenarios that apply to the goals of your site.
For example, lets say your project was built for a site called XYZ Campus Concerts which promotes music events and concerts held on US campuses. Here's what your scenario might look like...
Scenario description: Imagine you are a college student looking to find a music show to go to this weekend at or near Wellesley college. Using XYZ Campus Concerts, see if you can find a show. When you are done, come back here to answer these questions.
- Do you feel you were successful in completing this task?
- [ ] Yes
- [ ] No
- If you were successful, how simple or confusing was this task?
- [ ] Very simple
- [ ] Simple
- [ ] Confusing
- [ ] Very confusing
- Independent of your success, please describe the steps you took to accomplish this task.
- [Open ended text input]
- Do you have any suggestions on how the site could be improved to make completing this task easier?
- [Open ended text input]
Form: general questions
In addition to the scenarios above, you should also include 3-5 additional general questions.
- Were there any aspects of the site you found confusing?
- Did you have any questions after visiting the site?
- Was it clear what the site is about and what its purpose is?
Form: Sharing with participants
After you've completed your form click the Send Form button on the top right to get a short URL you can use to share the form.
Compose a template email you can use to send to your friends, family, classmates, asking them for 10 minutes to help your test your site. Explain what the project is for and include a link to your survey.
Once your participants have completed their surveys, you can view results by clicking the View Results button on the top of the page where you edited your form.