Usability Test of a MP3 Player [The test has now been closed, and results are available]


You are invited to take part in this online usability test of an MP3 player. To participate you need to be a student or staff member of Brunel University, and you need to be 18 years or older. Furthermore you need to run Microsoft Windows and have speakers (or a headphone plugged in). The aim of this study is to understand how people rate the usability of this application and its components. The study has 3 phases. In the first phase you will download the MP3 Player and some MP3 files to your PC.  In the second phase you will complete a series of tasks with the MP3 Player. In the last phase of the study, you will complete a questionnaire to evaluate the usability of the application. Depending on the speed of your Internet connect, this test takes around 15 minutes to complete.

Please note that participation in this test is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time during the test. The result obtained in this test will be made publicly available on this website,  and will also be submitted to an international academic journal. Please note that you will not be referred to by name (or by your email address) in any of these reports.

Before starting the test please complete the consent form below and press the “Continue” button. If you have any questions please send me an email and I will try to contact you as soon as possible. Also note that this study has been approved by the SISCM Research Ethics Committee.

Willem-Paul Brinkman, Brunel University


Consent form Yes No Not applicable
1. Are you a student or staff member of Brunel University?  
2. Are you 18 years or older?  
3. Have you read the introduction text above?  
4. Do you understand that if you have questions about this test you can send an email to me?  
5. If you have emailed a question, have you received satisfactory answers to your questions?
6. Do you understand that you will not be referred to by name or email address in any report concerning the study?  
7. Do you understand that you are free to withdraw from the study:      
    at any time during the test?  
    without having to give a reason for withdrawing?  
    without affecting the marking of any future or past coursework or exam, if you are a student?
8. Do you agree to take part in this test,  and allow your answers to be made publicly available on this  website, and be submitted to an academic journal?  


This page has last been edited on 05 February 2007.