Our Testing Protocol / Script for the Testing Sessions

Outline your testing protocol--a description of the steps that anyone on your team can follow to gather feedback from testing. It should include the following sections. IMPORTANT - You should not explain all the features of your product or lead your users thru a demonstration of its design features. For truly useful feedback, allow your users to interact with your prototypes and discover its features. Try to be an observer, not a tour guide. Answer any questions that come up as users interact with the prototypes, but keep in mind that asking "what do think will happen?" or "how do you think that might work?" will solicit very useful information about what's going on in the user's mind. Don't try to sell or pitch your product to your users. You're not trying to convince them that your product is good. Rather, you're hoping to learn from observing and hearing how they feel about your product. Then, after users have had a chance to explore your prototypes, you can ask about any specific issues that you'd like them to share their feedback on.

What will you share with your users to interact with?

For each feature that you're testing, how will you use your prototypes?

  • Organizational tray - contains Endoshear Sheath, Trocar x2, Plastic Scalpel Handel, Plastic Manipulators, plastic side of syringe x2. Audience sees the organizational process.
  • Sanitation Bay - Users watch as H2O2 gas sanitizes tools in the tray (drawing or CAD).
  • Sanitation Check- Users watch as the tools are scanned for safety. Uses UV light to detect bacteria, viruses, and biomaterials
  • Packaging - paper packaging is pressed over the tools.

What will you ask them to do?

What will you ask users to do with your prototypes?

  • Observe the process
  • Imagine how they would use it or if they would use in real situation
  • Think about if they find the stage of the product useful in a medical setting.

What will you observe?

What you will be observing and noting as you watch users interact with your prototypes?

  • Do the people seem interviewees seem intimidated/overwhelmed?
  • Their instant reactions to the information given.
  • Tone of voice and body language.

What will you ask them to share feedback on after the testing?

What questions will you ask your users after they've had a chance to interact with and explore your prototypes?

  • Does this seem sustainable or wasteful?
  • Would you feel safe being operated on using tools that were sanitized with this machine?
  • Did you find the layout intuitive? What would you change about the design?