September 15, 2016

Week 3 – Screenings & Task Creation

this week I am to create a screener to find novice online purchase users.  This extends mainly to how users order food online, specifically pizza.  I thought this would be a simple task of what to ask to find users I would like to gather data from but it is more difficult than it sounds.  Even though the criteria I was provided pushed me in a helpful direction (ie the pizza company wants to know how novice users feel about creating accounts for instance) I still had to rack my brain for a little bit.

Why is this so difficult for me?  I think it is because I over-think just about every situation in my life and try to close any gaps.  I do not necessarily think this is a bad thing but trying to phrase screener questions in a specific way that will give me the results I am looking for proved to have many gaps.  Such as asking “You are most likely to place an online purchase on…” and I provided a checklist of devices.  Do novice users even use devices?  For instance, I have a friend who has never ordered food online but she owns a smartphone and a laptop.

With these questions on top of task creation for screened users to complete (for testing purposes) I hope I am headed in an somewhat right direction.


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