Property checklists

Method suitability

Study type

Field studies
XLab studies
Online studies
Questionnaire

Development phase

Concepts
XEarly prototypes
XFunctional prototypes
Products on market

Studied period of experience

XBefore usage
Snapshots
An episode
Long-term UX

Evaluator / Info provider

XUX experts
One user at a time
Groups of users
Pairs of users

Data

Qualitative
XQuantitative

Applications

XWeb services
XPC software
XMobile software
XHardware designs
Other:

Requirements

XTrained researcher
Special equipment

Summary

A structured way to do expert evaluation: the expert goes through a checklist of design goals for different product properties (form, colour, materials, graphics, sounds, functionality, interaction design).

Strengths

No need to recruit participants. Even longish checklists can be walked through.

Weaknesses

Real experiences might not be triggered in such a property walkthrough. Expert is not a user.

References describing the method

Jordan, P. (2003) Designing Pleasurable Products

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