[Foundation-l] Usability Study Results (Sneak Preview)

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Fri May 8 01:54:54 UTC 2009

2009/5/7 Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu>:
> This all goes back to how you aim to quantify improvement in usability.
> These samples sizes are so small that it will be hard (or even impossible)
> to evaluate your progress based on statistical significance. You've got to
> prove to us that its really getting better, and doesn't just look prettier.

That's why, in addition to follow-up tests, the usability team is
working closely with Erik Zachte to make sure we've got good editing
metrics that show whether our changes are actually making a
substantial difference in engaging new contributors.
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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