Creating tasks is the final step in creating a self-test, or unmoderated study.
Tasks are the instructions that testers will verbally respond to while interacting with your prototype or website.
The first instruction you can add is Context, which sets the scene for your tester. For example, if you're running a study to test the usability of an accounting software, you can write in the context:
"Imagine it's the end of a quarter and you're balancing your books."
We will not record the participant's voice as they read over the context.
Begin writing instructions for the specific tasks you'd like to ask participants about.
You can write as many tasks as you'd like, however keep in mind that sessions should not be longer than 15 minutes.
You can have participants start their test on a URL.
URLs include live websites, prototypes, wireframes etc.
Next, write instructions for tasks. Instructions should be concise and directional. Testers will respond verbally while sharing their screen.
To add another task, select the "+Task" button and a new task will appear.
When writing subsequent tasks, you'll be asked if you want your testers to begin on a new URL.
Selecting that checkbox will cause another input field to appear. Paste your URL in that field.
If you'd like to delete a task, select the Trash can and the tasks content will be deleted.
We have incorporated some preset questions that you can ask participants during the session.
Selecting "Ask participants to rate the task difficulty on a scale of 1-5" will ask testers to verbally respond to a prompt asking them how easy or difficult they found a task.