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SharePoint 2010 vs 2013 Usability Showdown (Recap)

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 4/25/2013

Thanks again for everyone who attended my Usability Showdown webinar yesterday.  We had a great crowd and some great questions and discussion.  As promised, below is the recorded version of my presentation plus some of the supporting documents I discussed.

Overall both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 user interfaces had their fair share of issues in regards to usability.  Where each out shined the other in certain areas, both tend to need some 'finesse' by your SharePoint team to achieve the type of user experience your systems require.  Stay tuned for future posts from me on this topic as I delve deeper into the the results of the studies and how best to create solutions around the issues found.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about all the usability issues that exist in SharePoint and some solutions around them, check out my previous blog series: 101 SharePoint Usability Tips

Downloadable supporting documents:

Usability Showdown Presentation Slides

Usability Test Questions / SUS Questions - a list of the 15 scenarios asked during the tests of SharePoint 2010 and 2013 along with the System Usability Scale questions.

SharePoint 2010 Raw Test Results Spreadsheet - a compilation of the raw test results we use to calculate our objective measurements and gain insights into the issues and successes around user experience

SharePoint 2013 Raw Test Results Spreadsheet - a compilation of the raw test results we use to calculate our objective measurements and gain insights into the issues and successes around user experience.

Webinar Recording:

Transcript+

Chad's Bio Coming Soon!

More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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