Openbravo's User Experience Lab
GUI design, ERP Usability and Visual Design

Try a Clickable Prototype

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The design concepts for OB ERP´s new user interface are getting more mature by the day and we continue using feedback at any stage, whether it be through the forums, peer reviews or usability tests. This time I have built a clickable prototype that shows a number of tasks around expense reports. It intends to verify how well our master-detail concept (Kompressor) works in real-life scenarios.

Download the zip file, unpack and run Expense Reports Scenario.htm. I will use this for a couple of usability tests with end users but I am also really interested in your thoughts while running it.

Normally I ask users to speak out loud while performing a task but that won´t work remotely (and your colleagues/wife/husband/house mates will look funny at you) so better write down your thoughts when running the scenario and post them here. If you are a colleague of mine and want to do the usability test, just let me know and we will do the test together in the office.

Remember that we are testing our software, not you, so don´t feel stupid when you did not click the right spot at first. It just means that the design is not right yet. The user is always right!

Running the scenario more than once can be interesting too, to see if there is a learning curve.


John Fandl said...

Hi Rob, the download is not public (it made me log into the Openbravo Forge first). I don't think that was your intention, was it?