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  1. UsabilityHub

    New design, new dashboard, new features

    It’s been a busy start to the year in the UsabilityHub office, and today we’re releasing a collection of updates we’ve been working on for you.

    The most obvious thing you’ll notice is a tidy new design. The new sidebar helps you jump between tests faster, filter tests, and view your sets, all in one place.

    We’ve also made some improvements to our handling of test variations and sets, making it easier to group your tests, recruit your own testers, and control who sees which tests.

    Variations now allow you to choose meaningful names for variation sets (eg. “Homepage options”), and for each variation within it (eg. “Long form content”, “Big header image”, “Emphasise social proof”) instead of simple numbered variations.

    named-variations

    You can now duplicate tests, making it easier to re-run tests on new designs. This is particularly handy for UX consultants who often run the same tests for their clients. Just duplicate an old test and switch out the image.

     

    duplicate-test

    As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so get in touch if you have any suggestions for us: support@usabilityhub.com

  2. UsabilityHub

    Redirect testers after test set

    You can now provide a redirect link where we’ll send your testers after completing a test set.

    The simple way to use this is to direct all testers to the same page on your website where you can thank them and give them a discount code, or any other reward.

    For example:

    http://www.your-website.com/thankyou.html

    You can also use redirect links to track your testers, or send them customised thank-you pages. To do this, you’ll need to send each tester a different link to take the set of tests with a ref parameter to identify them.

    For example, invite your testers to:

    https://usabilityhub.com/do/s/a1324c?ref=tom
    https://usabilityhub.com/do/s/a1324c?ref=kate
    https://usabilityhub.com/do/s/a1324c?ref=raymond

    And set up a redirect link which uses this value by placing “{{ref}}” in the redirect link wherever you want the value to be used:

    http://www.your-website.com/thankyou.html?username={{ref}}

    The exact same redirect behaviour is available on all individual tests, as well as test sets.

    Need any help setting up your redirects? Just drop us a line at support@usabilityhub.com.

  3. UsabilityHub

    Introducing Test Sets

    UsabilityHub allows you to invite your own testers to take your tests, free of charge. Until now, if you wanted your testers to take a bunch of tests you had to send them a bunch of links, and ask them to take each test individually. It was a little cumbersome.

    We’ve just launched a handy new feature, Test Sets, which allow you to chain multiple tests together, and give you a single link to share with your testers. The tester will be taken through each test in the order you specified. After finishing all of the tests they will be shown a custom message where you can thank them for their help, or give them a reward (like a link to claim a gift, or a coupon code).

    To get started, head here to create your first test set: https://usabilityhub.com/sets

    If you don’t have a UsabilityHub account yet, join here for free!

  4. UsabilityHub

    Tests are now available in multiple languages

    For a long time we’ve allowed you to set the language of your test, which we used to source testers who speak this language and avoid showing it to users who don’t. But the test introduction, button text, and instructions remained in English (“You’re about to do a Five Second Test”).

    We’re now offering translated versions of our test pages. If we have a translation in the language of your test it will be used automatically.

    So far we have translations available in: English, Dutch, Russian, Turkish and Portuguese.

    If you would like to provide a translation in any other language, please email us at support@usabilityhub.com

    We’d particularly love a German and Vietnamese translation!

    Thanks,
    Team UsabilityHub

  5. UsabilityHub

    Earn karma by inviting your friends to UsabilityHub

    UPDATE: The referral system is no longer available as of May 2016

    We’ve just launched our super simple referral system. Here’s how it works.

    1. Head to your invitation page to find out your unique referral link: https://usabilityhub.com/invite

    2. Copy the link, and paste it wherever you like. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, your own website. Anywhere you want.

    3. If somebody clicks your link and signs up (within one month) to any plan, including the free Community plan, we’ll credit you with 10 karma points. You’ll receive a notification in UsabilityHub to let you know.

    4. We’ll also credit them with 10 karma points. Everybody wins!

    So go ahead, grab your referral link now, and start sharing the love.

  6. UsabilityHub

    Custom thank you messages for private tests

    Private tests are only shown to people you invite, so you’re now able to thank them personally with a custom message after the test is complete.

    Just enter your thank-you message when setting the test audience to private.

    custom-thank-you-message

    You can offer your testers a coupon code, a link to some reward, give a proof of completion code (if you’re sourcing your testers on MTurk or similar), or just say thanks personally.

    Your message is displayed after the test is complete, and unlike public tests, your visitors aren’t invited to complete more random tests.

    custom-thank-you-message-result

  7. UsabilityHub

    UsabilityHub is now available for teams

    Usability is a team sport, so we’ve enabled team accounts here at UsabilityHub.

    To invite your colleagues to your UsabilityHub account, head over to your team settings and click “Add a team member”. They’ll be emailed an invitation to choose a password and confirm their account, and then you’re all set!

    uh-team

    Accounts on the Team plan and up can have unlimited team members.

    All team members can view all tests, and the person who created a test will receive an email notification when it has received all of its responses.

  8. UsabilityHub

    New Feature: Interactive click map

    Heat maps give an excellent image of where testers tend to click, but have you ever wanted to count exactly how times users clicked on a particular element or part of the page?

    We’ve just released a feature that allows you to highlight any area on your design to see exactly how many clicks are in it, and the average duration of those clicks.

    It’s available on all Click Tests and Nav Flow Tests, so go ahead and give it a try.

    In your test results, just choose the “Click Map”, and then click and drag to draw an area over the screenshot.

    interactive-click-map

  9. UsabilityHub

    Introducing: Tester Demographics

    One of the most frequently requested features for UsabilityHub is the ability to view the demographics of people doing your tests. Today we’re pleased to announce that we’re working hard to bring this demographic information to your test results.

    Starting today you can fill out your profile to provide valuable information to other members of the community. We ask your country, which languages you speak, your age and gender.

    UsabilityHub-Profile

    Completing your profile earns 10 karma points instantly. Pretty easy!
    Head here to complete your profile now: https://usabilityhub.com/settings/profile

    Your profile information is never linked to your personal information (we never share your personal information at all), so your test results remain anonymous.

    Coming very soon: view demographic reports with your test results.

    Is there other demographic information you’d like to see? Send us an email or tweet to let us know.

    Cheers,
    The UsabilityHub Team