Look! We built a usability lab!

We had an empty room. We wanted a usability lab. So here’s what we did.

Requirements:

  • It needed to be mobile. (The room wasn’t mine to commandeer)
  • The set up needed to be fuss free. (I don’t want to trip on a labyrinth of wires)
  • It has to work seamlessly with Android, Windows and Apple devices. (Duh!)
  • Cost effective. (Can’t break the bank)
  • Observers can watch the test live. (Nothing beats instant feedback)

First, RESEARCH!

Reinventing the wheel is just not the best way to get things done so I went googling articles and blog posts to find out how other companies have built their usability lab.

There was this really helpful article I found which shared the following set up:

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It was an awesome starting point. I also found the chance to pick the brains of other practitioners in the field and learnt that Lookback (https://lookback.io/), while a hot favourite, has started charging for their software.

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Titansoft Alumni Club

Graduation is the term used when we receive our academic qualifications, usually for tertiary education such as attaining a Diploma or Degree. Here at Titansoft, we too use the term ‘graduate’ when referring to our staff who leaves our organization for any reason.

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A Titansoft Graduate (image credit to Dinosoft)

But hey, the relationship between an organization and an individual shouldn’t end at graduation should it?

Therefore… *drum rolls*

Introducing Titansoft Alumni Club!

What is it?

The Titansoft Alumni Club is a newly established club exclusively for selected past Titansoft employees. Members of this club are entitled to some of the benefits that our current Titaners enjoy, including (but not limited to) referral incentives and conference group discounts!

There will also be various Alumni Club activities where both past and current Titaners get to mingle and learn from one another!

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Titansoft Achieves Business Excellence with Singapore Quality Class Certification

Another milestone achieved! We have been awarded the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) certification by SPRING Singapore! Not only that, we have also renewed our People Developer (PD) certification. Both certifications are part of Business Excellence (BE) initiative to help organisations improve our system and processes.

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Titansoft’s motto of “Never Stop Improving” means we are constantly seeking improvements in everything we do. That definitely applies to our business performance and growth. Continue reading

My First Project Management Experience

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I joined Titansoft in October 2014 as an Accounts Specialist. After doing accounting tasks for more than a year and familiarising myself with the job scope here, it started to become routine with not much challenge. As is our Titansoft’s motto to “Never Stop Improving”, we are encouraged to keep learning and to improve ourselves, be it on professional or personal level. For my accounting function alone, there were very limited areas that I can learn and improve further. Continue reading

Interview with Vignesh: Out of my comfort zone and into the world of codes

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“I got access to a computer at the age of 13 and that was the very first attempt in writing a logo program.” – Vignesh

1. Tell us more about how you came into the world of software development?

It all started when I was in school and I had to make the decision on the stream that I wanted to go to. Having a choice between Computer science, Biology, Biotechnology and Commerce, I obviously didn’t want to be in the Biology class as it is usually 80% filled with girls. All along I was interested in computer science and I believe that I can do well in it! It was a challenge for me when I had to apply to NUS especially when I am from India, there was a lower possibility for me to get accepted. Thankfully, I got into NUS Computer Science and had no regrets choosing it! To be able to see that something I have built runs the way that I want it to be, gives me a huge sense of satisfaction! There is nothing more than writing a piece of code that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction and achievement to keep me going.

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