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Iterating

All teams aspire to test their designs and iterate on them. But often iterating doesn't happen because running tests is considered too expensive and time-consuming. Tests don't get rerun to see if a problem was fixed. SoundingBox aims to change this.

Let’s fast-forward to after your first SoundingBox study. Your data has been collected and you’ve reviewed the responses, which revealed some usability problems. You made some changes to your site or prototype and you want to run the test again with a new batch of participants.

  1. Go to Manage and Launch
  2. Click on the gear icon next to your study
  3. Choose Save as Template
  4. Click on Saved Templates in the left nav
  5. Create a new study based on your template

After you give your template a name and description, it’s saved to your account and will show up under My Templates when you are on the Templates step in the study creation process.

Using the saved template, you can easily re-run the study and see if any design changes you’ve made to your site or prototype impact its usability. After you finish your new study, you can load up both studies side-by-side. In Analyze click on each study tile you want to load. Next click on the Comparison tab. Both studies are now visible.

Comparing two studies side-by-side.
Compare one or more studies side-by-side to see any differences at-a-glance.

You can also track the performance on a specific task or of a particular demographic group by applying a filter.

Applying filters.
You can filter on any question name or category name—across studies.

SoundingBox was designed with iteration and comparison in mind. Combining iteration with think-aloud, task-based testing is a powerful way to generate insights and improve your design.