System Usability Scale Evaluation
What you'll learn
1. How to make better decisions during the design process by comparing two or more designs or prototypes
2. How to design consistent longitudinal studies that measure perceived usability over time, even as products evolve and change
3. How to prioritize what features should be improved or built next
4. How to capture perceived usability with a consistent methodology
A system usability scale (SUS) is a great tool for measuring the perceived usability of a product or experience. The scale consists of a ten-item questionnaire with five response options for test contributors—ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
SUS scores fall on a scale of 0 to 100, with the average SUS score falling around 68. Scores above 68 are considered above average while those below 68 are considered below average.
UserTesting’s template solution calculates the SUS score as well as learnability, usability, adjective average, and net promoter scores based on contributor responses. Some of the benefits include being able to be easily administered to test participants, distinguish between easy-to-use or hard-to-use systems, and be used with multiple sample sizes.
With this template, you can measure the experience of using a product or design on a standard usability scale and compare experience scores over time—across industries or against competitors using a consistent scale.
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