Reading Materials Covered :
The UX Book – Chapters 16 (Analysis) & 17 (Reporting)
The readings for this week were not really boring but more theoretical and concentrated much on documentation. The authors tried to cover each and every single minute concept so as not to miss anything for the reader but instead this became much more annoying to me at some point. Also, the authors have tried to generalize the reporting and analysis concepts. Nobody likes documenting and welcome to most boring part of every Job. :). I can think I can summarize both these chapters in an equivalent of two tweets. (Almost ;).)
In short, the process of Analysis in UX Design is like a ‘Travel Check List’ in which you verify that you have packed all the things and if you have missed anything, you fix them. This is exactly the same but here you assign classes (Scales, Ranking & Priorities) to missed and defective items, rate them for their fixtures. Also, every problem has its own keyword in the UX Galaxy so as to understand its cause and severity.
Reporting, Simply is the ‘Work Log Documentation’ for the usability process and activities that we had followed. They talked about standardised ANSI, NIST and CIF etc., reporting formats and also to write the report in a very neutral accent. (Also, I can tell that every organization the methods for reporting definitely vary.)
Though, the weeks reading were informative. I felt they were rigorous in explaining the every little details of the concepts. But, rather than just blindly following the rules of the UX Analysis and Reporting, I think it is up to every individual for using their ‘Common Sense and Knowledge’ for accomplishing the task quicker and effectively.