Our team conducted 5 usability tests that focused on the core features and main use cases (create and save animations for chemical reactions).
- Use the preloaded atoms to create a molecule
- Create custom atoms
- Create a molecule using custom atoms
- Create an animation using atoms/molecules
- Save animation as a template
- Load a saved animation template
We recruited participants by sending recruitment emails to University of Michigan undergraduate and graduate listservs we felt might have high concentrations of potential users. These included various schools and colleges such as the medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, school of public health, and school of information, to name a few. In addition, we also sent recruitment emails to listservs such as “Pre-Health Information”. Included in the email was information on the app, what we were hoping to accomplish, and that participants would receive $25 compensation.
Each test included a pre-test questionnaire, six tasks, and a post-test questionnaire.
Findings & Recommendations