Carol Barnum Announces Release of 2nd Edition of Award-Winning Book

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This summer release of the second edition of Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set …Test! is great for beginners who are trying to navigate the complexities of UX research, as well as UX practitioners who want to apply a proven methodology to their research practice. This book is available in printed and electronic formats.

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In the decade since my first edition was published, so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. The methodology is as solid as ever, but the techniques for DIY testing have gotten considerably leaner at an alarming rate.

Carol Barnum, a UX consultant and trainer, has completely revamped and updated the second edition of Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set …Test! to reflect the numerous changes in the profession and practice over the past decade.

This is an essential handbook for developers and interaction designers who want to know how to unlock their users’ experience. This book is geared towards beginners - including students - as well as seasoned practitioners. The 2nd edition of Usability Testing Essentials is updated to include the latest tools and technology needed to conduct usability testing face to face, remotely, in person, or using online tools for unmoderated testing.

The publisher, Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier has released the book to worldwide distribution in printed and electronic formats. It is available from the publisher, from Amazon, and from https://www.carolbarnum.com/.

Carol Barnum, author of the first and second editions of Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set …Test!, expressed her thoughts on this latest book release: “In the decade since my first edition was published, so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. The methodology is as solid as ever, but the techniques for DIY testing have gotten considerably leaner at an alarming rate. The 2nd edition of Usability Testing Essentials contains everything you need to know in order to conduct user testing - from planning to preparing to conducting the actual test. The steps to analyzing the results of these tests and reporting your findings are also included in this book. I know that this book will help readers in their journey through the complexities of UX.”

About Carol Barnum
As an award-winning author, speaker, and trainer, Barnum is the Principal of Carol Barnum Consulting, LLC. Barnum has international awards and honors from the Society for Technical Communication, the IEEE Professional Communication Society, and the European Usability Professionals Association. She is the author of 6 books and more than 50 articles and book chapters.

Barnum specializes in providing customized UX training sessions to clients who are new to the industry as well as seasoned professionals who are seeking a refresher. With workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions, customers can enjoy a personal, customized experience in regards to learning UX in an understandable and engaging way.

“I know that learning UX can seem daunting, which is why I do everything I can to make the process as easy as possible,” says Barnum. “I want my clients to be able to leave a seminar or workshop with a complete understanding of the practice, so that they can use these tools to better their business.”

To learn more about Carol Barnum and her latest edition of Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set …Test!, visit https://www.carolbarnum.com/.

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