For the past few months, we have been very hard at work on building the next-generation newsobserver.com site. The hard part - getting consensus among the Newsroom, Circulation, Multimedia, Sales and Interactive staff on what to include and how to display it - is largely done. The somewhat-easier-part has been actually building it... and man has it been fun. Busy, stressful, hectic - but definitely fun.
Now, though, comes the REALLY REALLY HARD PART: letting regular ol' site visitors (ie, you):
- look at it,
- use it, and
- tell us what to do next.
In short, it's time to give up control of the new site to the people who matter most.
To that end, we are putting together a pool of interested users who want to become "Usability Testers." We will pull several of these people into a couple of sessions over the next six weeks, to give us feedback on what we've done right and what we can do better.
If you're interested in becoming one of our usability testers, sign up here:
If we don't pick you for this round, there will be PLENTY of opportunities over the next few months, no worries. Thanks!