search cancel – Testing Usability In A Smooth Way

OpenHallway.comIf you want to figure out how usable any site of yours truly is, this new online resource is one that you can count upon. It will empower you to conduct a usability test in a very direct way, and one that is certain not to annoy the tester with unnecessary steps or questions that lead nowhere.


In essence, this site will let you create a test scenario with you site in mind, and then record the activity of users on your site as it is taking place either remotely or locally. Then, you can watch and analyze the video results right on your browser. That is certainly convenient, and it turns the testing process into something equally smooth to both sides.

There are currently four different plans for you to have your pick from, and these are “Starter”, “Basic”, “Plus” and “Premium”. The differences mainly lie in the amount of video that can be recorded, and also in the ability to download test results or not. Besides, the “Premium” plan comes complete with access to the existing API for you to maximize the way everything works. In Their Own Words

“We created OpenHallway because we needed real usability data about our applications. We sat through too many meetings where usability discussions turned into “religious debates” about things like when and where to use a drop down menu. We wanted hard data and real user feedback so we could stop making assumptions based on our own (or our clients’) personal web experience.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It stands as a very direct way to test the way any site works, and the whole process feels natural from start to finish.

Some Questions About

Can it be tried for free? For how long?


Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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