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There are many different approaches to analyzing/testing usability and I'm curious how we determine which ones are the best fit. What are some considerations for selecting an analysis method? 


  1. I'd like to hear opinions on this question including and beyond websites/pages

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      Hi Norkin, Tamar and Burnett, Jessica Leigh, this will be a great topic for a town hall. I can plan to cover it during either the February or April meeting. 

      By the way, Burnett, Jessica Leigh, please could you help in giving some examples of the other types of platforms/services you are also interested in?

      Thanks, Sophie

      1. I am interested in if and how usability and interface influences the credibility and use of data or results in animal monitoring. Right now, I am particularly interested in the USGS BBS.

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          Hi Burnett, Jessica Leigh, thanks for providing the example. I think the relationship between usability and credibility/trust is a topic that can be discussed on its own, and using either format (i.e town hall or resource review). If you have a preference, please let me know. Thanks!

          1. What are the format differences? 

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              The main difference is that a town hall is similar to the typical monthly meeting where attendees have a chance discuss the topic together versus a resource review is self-paced and the conversations take place asynchronously. The descriptions of these formats are also available on the collaboration area's home page: Usability Collaboration Area. If you would like any additional information, please feel welcome to let me know. Thanks.

              1. Thanks for the link – apologies I did not fully explore this CA yet. 

                I don't have a preference – neither sounds less useful than the other!

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                  No worries, and since you don't have a preference, I will tentatively schedule it as a resource review. We can always change It later as needed. Thanks!

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