New Test Category

As of this month (January 2014) I will be introducing a new category of post on IdeaSource website namely the Tests category which will include a series of questions with different levels of difficulty (Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced) from different areas such as:

  • HTML5 API’s
  • CSS/CSS3
  • Web Design
  • UX/IxD
  • Semantic Web
  • OWL
  • SVG
  • maybe Javascript libraries (I will see if possible).

I will post the tests as often as I find the time (starting next week). The answers will only be available if a lot of people request them (give me a reply on twitter for that).

The idea behind this new category is to prepare people for job interviews in the fields of UX/IxD, Web, Semantic Web, Front-End development.

Another good resource to review regarding job interviews is:

New project ideas will be posted as I find the time to do so.

Test Generator

Creating tests for your students sounds like a simple (repetitive) task. How about an application that facilitates this repetitive task.

Using the application you will be able to add different questions, exercises and tasks and label them according to their difficulty level, their time to complete, their type (multiple choice, fill in the blanks, true/false etc.). Based on these labels a professor will be able to generate tests for his students by selecting the difficulty level and the time for the test. He can also adjust or add new questions/exercises/tasks.

  • Requirements:
  • Programming Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Designer Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate;
  • Other Skills: ;
  • Similar projects: probably there are a few but I couldn’t find them.

Usability and User Testing Apps

Here are some usability and user testing tools:

Personal preferences:


Other tools:


Also check the Usability Checklist

Or you can always ask people via: Amazon Mechanical Turk

Accessibility and Usability Testing Tool

Develop an application for conducting usability and accessibility tests. The application will be able to provide preset study templates (focus group, mobile device test, etc. ), standard or custom surveys,  record user actions (Capture screen activity, or video recording), make notes and provide means of analyzing&exporting data.