Usability Test: The Events Calendar/PRO 3.0 on January 17

Next week we’re hosting our first usability test of 2013, and we’re seeking a trio of participants who are interested in providing feedback. This usability test will coincide with the kickoff of our beta for The Events Calendar/PRO 3.0, and will be one of the first opportunities for folks from the community to see 3.0 in action.

We’ll be testing both the frontend and backend experience, asking participants to focus on some of the newer changes & features we’ve implemented with this release. We’ll also have our filters plugin, which is being built as a standalone add-on to TEC, active for experimentation and will be asking users to engage with that as well. We’re stoked to have some eyes other than our own checking this work out and providing useful feedback along the way.

WHEN: Thursday, January 17 2013. There will be three sessions throughout the morning:

  • 9 am – 10 am PT
  • 10 am – 11 am PT
  • 11 am – 12 pm PT

Note these are in Pacific time!

WHERE: Usability test will take place on Skype, possibly using if the situation dictates.

REQUIREMENTS: We’re seeking 3 unique participants here:

  • Participant 1 will be a fresh user who has never used The Events Calendar, but has some (not tons) experience using WordPress and basic familiarity with the WordPress backend.
  • Participant 2 will be a fairly sophisticated user, who ideally has experience using a 2.x version of The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO.
  • Participant 3 will be an international user, located outside the United States and ideally working on sites who’s target audience is outside the U.S. as well. This person must speak fluent (and easily understandable) English.

All participants must have a strong/reliable Internet connection; speak English fluently; be an adult at least 18 years of age; and be situated in a quiet place free of distractions. As always, participants in this usability test will be given a coupon for a free developer license to the Modern Tribe plugin of their choosing upon completion of their session.

If you’re interested, send us an email specifying which participant role you’d feel interested in taking on, which time slot is preferred and any other reasons you think you’d be a good fit. Please also confirm that you meet all the baseline requirements noted above in your email.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and to showing off the fruits of our recent labors.

Comments (2)
  1. We want to try the new version PRO 3.0

    According to your requirements we are in the following category:
    Participant 3 will be an international user
    Participant 1 will be a fresh user who has never used The Events Calendar

    1. Hey, thanks for the note Anders. This usability test actually happened a few months ago and so we are no longer looking for participants that meet this criteria. That said, we do have another lined up for 2 weeks out. It doesn’t cover 3.0 but if you are interested in participating, let us know. Details can be found at

      Thanks again for your interest.

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