Usability Test: Gutenberg for Professional Writers

Gutenberg content editor for WordPressThe next major release of WordPress is slated to include Gutenberg, a new content writing/editing experience that will change how we craft content inside of WordPress by modernizing the interface and increasing control over the layout and structure of pages and posts. 10up is actively contributing to the development of Gutenberg and is deploying it for some of our clients, and we’d like to better understand how professional content creators will perceive and adopt to the change.

We’re conducting a professional usability study on the current build of Gutenberg. Our goal is to augment existing user testing to better understand a particular subset of the user base: professionals who write and edit relatively standard, news-style content inside of WordPress. We want to observe how this audience perceives and adjusts to this new experience by watching them use it to create some basic content. Our ideal participant has experience creating content with WordPress, and brings a reasonably fresh and unbiased experience to Gutenberg.

Would you like to help us?

Participant Criteria

10up is looking for user testing candidates who:

  1. Create basic, news-like content for a living using WordPress. Candidates with significant customizations to the editor or writing experience are likely not a fit.
  2. Feels reasonably comfortable reviewing in development software and providing feedback.
  3. Are not actively involved in or contributing to the development, testing, or analysis of Gutenberg.

To conduct the study, we are using UserFeel, a remote usability testing application. The test itself will require approximately twenty minutes of your time.

If you’re interested and  meet this criteria, please fill out this participant screener survey. We will reach out to you and let you know if you are good fit.

We will be sharing test findings and results, as a part of our efforts to collaborate with the community building Gutenberg; no participant will be personally identified without their permission.

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