[OSM-talk] iD usability study: Looking for test persons

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Sat Mar 22 13:47:35 UTC 2014

Hi Jan

It would be interesting to see relative use cases too, e.g. the same tasks in different editors, and their relative usability. Potlatch appears to still win in some areas, and it would be nice to have data to back that up either way.


On Mar 22, 2014, at 6:15 AM, Jan B <antofosm at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I want to inform you of a usability study of the iD editor that I'm
> currently planning to execute for my Master's thesis in cartography at
> TU Vienna.
> The goal is to test the usability of iD by having volunteer test persons
> complete a number of beginner tasks on it. From the tests I will draw
> conclusions that will hopefully help improving the usability of iD.
> I'm looking for test persons who are not familiar with editing with iD
> yet. The test is supposed to take place in or around Hamburg, Germany.
> So if you'll happen to be around Hamburg in April by any chance, you are
> invited to take part in the test.
> If you're interested, please take a look at the pre-test online survey,
> in which I ask you a few questions and in which the procedure is
> explained in more detail, too.
> http://cartography.tuwien.ac.at/limesurvey/index.php/216311/lang-en
> Of course I will make the results available to the community as soon as
> the research is completed.
> Feel free to ask me any questions you have; looking forward to exciting
> test sessions.
> Cheers
> jan
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