Aug
8
2014

Take a “Peek” at a free remote usability testing tool

I’ve been a long time subscriber to the remote usability testing tool UserTesting.com. They’ve recently introduced a free taster service – “Peek” – which I recommend you try out.

First impression on receiving the email was “What? Free?! Why are they doing this?” The paid service is good value, but not that cheap.

But having tried the Peek service I can see why they’re offering this and recommend you give it a whirl. You will probably want to pay for the full service when you have, which obviously is the point.

What happens:

  1. You provide your email
  2. You provide the URL of a site you want a user to try out
  3. They recruit a participant to undertake a small number of set tasks and record a 5 minute video
  4. You receive an email with a link to this video

It’s that simple.

 

It’s a great way to dip your toe in the water of remote usability testing and to get something to show the boss.

You have no reason not to! Do it today!

Try Peek, the new free service from UserTesting.com

Leave me a comment if you want to share what you thought. Encourage other colleagues to do the same.

I’ve written a few blog posts on the topic of remote user testing, so if you want to learn more it’s a good place to start.

My blog posts on remote usability testing

And get in touch through the website support clinics if you want more specific help and advice.

University Website Programme support clinics

 

 

Comments

  • John Lockhart says:

    Just wanted to thank you for mentioning the peek service. We have had a good morning reviewing our free videos, and it has been a rewarding experience for the team. Completely agree with the caveats you mentioned, but it got us talking, which is a great thing!


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