Cognitive Walkthrough Explained

by J Miller  January 28, 2014 

The cognitive walkthrough isn’t going to take very long to explain, so I’ll be spending a good deal of time explaining its strengths and weaknesses to make this worth your while. This seems to be a really popular form of assessment and testing, and I can understand why, but I’m not as big of a fan of this as some, because it’s so unrefined at this point.

What it Is:

The cognitive walkthrough is a test of usability in which a specific task’s ease of learning, ease of adoption and ease of reflex learning is gauged by performing the task with a number of users across the platforms to which the design is being deployed. So, it’s basically, more or less, every usability test ever known. And that brings us to the biggest problem with this. [Article]


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