Press This User Testing 2 10 I ran…

Press This User Testing 2/10

I ran three folks through User Testing the Press This Plugin as it stood on 2/9/2015 – the big takeaways as I see them:

  • The bookmarklet installation isn’t as easy as it could be: at least two of the testers struggled to get it into place correctly, instead dragging the icon to their address bar. They also both took a bit to recognize the draggable icon as something they could interact with, though the hover state helped here.
  • Once the bookmarklet was in place, each tester was able to use it without trouble, though there was a little confusion re: the image grid v. the camera icon.

Their answers to the prompted questions:

What did you like about the Press This bookmarklet?
I can use it on every website I am with just one click.
Did you miss any content creation tools, like post format, tags, or categories?
I find it satisfing.
At any time during this test, did you not feel safe, smart, or powerful? Can you tell us about that?
Yes, at the time when I could not find Press this in WordPress. I would preffer if there were some more clear indicators for it.
How likely would you be to use a tool like Press This, on scale of 1 – 10? Why would you rate it the way that you did?
Probably 9, because it is cleverly made and I like it, but I would give 10 after some time of using when I am more confident about it.

What did you like about the Press This bookmarklet?
It makes it easier to repost articals on my own website.
Did you miss any content creation tools, like post format, tags, or categories?
No I did not.
At any time during this test, did you not feel safe, smart, or powerful? Can you tell us about that?
I felt safe the whole way, but did not feel smart or powerful the whole time. I got confused when I needed to “install” the bookmarklet shortcut I would call it. I thought that I would need to download and install an app so that made me confused when I just needed to save it.
How likely would you be to use a tool like Press This, on scale of 1 – 10? Why would you rate it the way that you did?
I would say an 8. Because it seems easy to use, the instructions on how to use it is just a bit confusing.

What did you like about the Press This bookmarklet?
I really like the idea behind this to just freely create our own pages on our own and after I figured out how to use the bookmarklet, it could be quite easy to use.
Did you miss any content creation tools, like post format, tags, or categories?
I think the costumization part of the site was pretty well made and it has a lot of possibilities to create the site as I like it, so I don’t really miss anything else.
At any time during this test, did you not feel safe, smart, or powerful? Can you tell us about that?
At the beginning this bookmarklet idea was a bit frightening, because I thought that this would effect my browser too and for the correct use, it would put something on my computer but as soon as I found out the mechanism of this bookmarklet, there wasn’t any other problem with safety. Actually I didn’t feel really smart during this test, because the process for using this bookmarklet was a little bit confusing and I didn’t encountered a usage like this before for a bookmarklet, so it was pretty hard for me to figure out the mechanism. There wasn’t any problem with the powerful part, because it is really simple just to copy an article and use it as I like it, so that felt very good.
How likely would you be to use a tool like Press This, on scale of 1 – 10? Why would you rate it the way that you did?
I would give it an 8, because when I would like to create my own articles and press about the everyday happenings, then this could be very helpful to just copy the part I want in a very simple way and then I can customize it anyway I like with a very well made site. The reason it is not a 10 is because I think it is a bit hard to get the hang of this program and find the way to make it work, like find the proper parts on the webpage, but after some practise I think this shouldn’t be a problem.

You can watch all three videos here:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BwIP25_eL_Jca1BpRjZnSFU3QlE&usp=sharing

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