Sep 27, 2010

Sign Up for Google's Usability Study

This month I participated in a Google usability study for Blogger. Unfortunately, I can't discuss what I was shown because I signed a confidentiality agreement, but I hope to one day see some of these features incorporated into Blogger. Considering how diverse the garden blogging crowd is I though I'd post the link where you could sign up to participate in a Google usability study. If they have a good mix of people with various age ranges and experience with blogging platforms they can work on making their products better.

After my session was over I thought of a couple of things I should have mentioned to the rep I did my session with via the telephone. If you happen to be chosen it would probably be a good idea to write down some notes on what you like or don't like about Blogger ahead of time so you don't forget if the rep asks you for any thoughts.

Also, for my session I had to download and install a snippet of code that allowed the representative and I to share computer screens. Before I did so I covered up my webcam just in case it also allowed "Google" to see me. Why did I do this? I don't really know, at the time it seemed like a good idea. Thinking about it now I'm laughing at my paranoia considering how much of my information Google already has, that I gave them on purpose.



  1. I might have to do that! There's this funny parody ad for the google toilet, that analyzes your poo... If it makes you feel any better my fiance put a sticker over her webcam the minute the laptop came out of the box.

  2. I just leave that webcam switched off.


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