This week I’m dog sitting my sister’s 6 month old puppy, Harry. I had forgotten what it was like to have a puppy in the house! This one little 40 pound change in the household has shaken up everything! I’ve had to change my routine, puppy proof the house, relearn dog training 101 and hide the toilet paper (he shreds it!).
That got me thinking about change. Just by sitting back and observing Harry, I noticed lots of ways I can make small changes around the house (place toilet paper up high on counter, hide the Wii Remotes) and change my habits (leave no food on counters) to mitigate problems and make both of our lives happier. The power of observation and change!
The same holds true for usability of software, apps, and websites. You can make minor changes that make a big difference. That’s one reason why Morae can be such a powerful tool in your toolbox. Record and observe people with Morae interacting with your website or app and see where they struggle. Then, make small changes to improve their experience!
And, speaking of Wii Remotes… did you know with Morae 3.1 you can use a Wii Remote to set markers and log tasks during recording? This is perfect if you’re a facilitator with only one computer, or are working alone. You can mark important moments during the session easily and quickly using the remote to set markers and start or end tasks without disrupting the participant (no need to use the computer they’re testing on since you’re using the Wii Remote). And, this ultimately can give you faster analysis. You can read more about it here
I hope I survive this week with Harry! Good thing he’s so cute! For now I’ll continue to observe and make small changes…