Tuesday, October 11, 2005

When the User is a Bear....

Researchers recently did a study on bear-proof garbage cans. In order to test 30 different types of garbage cans, they gathered up a group of bears with rap-sheets of breaking into people's garbage, and tested how well the garbage cans resisted the claws and teeth of the bears. To pass the test, the container had to keep the bears from reaching the food inside for at least 90 minutes. As I read this article, I was envisioning running a Think Aloud user study on these bears.. "as you try to rip open the lid Mr. Bear, please keep growling aloud"

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