I sent two additional users through discovery cycle 1 on Friday afternoon. The four initial tests can be found here.

User #5 through these scenarios

Here’s the video, and my notes:

Step two notes – Log in

No problems.

Step two notes – Explain what you see

No problems.

Step Three notes – Preview your blog

Found it after a bit of trial and error

Step Four notes – Change your background color

5:20 – Yay! She was able to use the color picker.

Step Five notes – Change your site title

5:55 – No problems.

Step Six notes – Add your first post

6:42 – No problems. Used the “+ new” menu

Step Seven notes – Preview your new post

No problems.

Step Eight notes – Publish an image

9:40 – No problems – Another instance of a user literally copying and pasting the image into the visual editor.

Recap

Quickest user test so far. By far. Yay!!!!

User #6 through these scenarios

Here’s the video, and my notes:

Step two notes – Log in

  • Takes 2 times to log in, but no problems.
  • She see’s the big IE is out of date notice.
  • 2:20 – “It’s a little distracting”, referring to dashboard in general.

Step two notes – Explain what you see

No problems.

Step Three notes – Preview your blog

No problems. Clicked link in welcome screen.

Step Four notes – Change your background color

  • 3:30 – hunting and pecking through left nav
  • 5:00 – tries using color picker (which semi-works in IE7/8?), she selects a color from the right hue slider, but it doesn’t update the color. :-(
  • 5:50 – comes back a second time, and only see’s hex text box – user gives up.

Step Five notes – Change your site title

  • 6:30 – User ends up in Appearance -> header (this is about the 3rd user out of 6 that have tried it here). Note: we need to add a link on this page.
  • 7:40 – Still trying to find it in appearance -> header
  • 8:24 – Finds it in settings -> general

Step Six notes – Add your first post

9:30 – IE7/8? woes adding title in “Add new post”

Step Seven notes – Preview your new post

No problems.

Step Eight notes – Publish an image

No problems.

Recap

  • So we’ve still got problems with the color picker. I think it’s slightly unfair to judge this too critically since the user is using IE7, or 8?
  • I’m going to work up a quick patch to add a link to edit the users site title from the appearance -> header page.