The Cringe Test

Back when I was editing Alibi Phone Network in 2004, I found that cuts that seemed fine to me when I watched them alone would make me cringe when I watched them with a friend. I didn't even need to get feedback from the other viewer; I just got embarrassed at certain points and immediately wanted to start making excuses. I dubbed this approach to testing the "cringe test".

I discovered a couple of days ago that the test is useful for websites too. I was showing a friend Quisition for the first time, and without him saying a word I started thinking to myself "oh no, it's not clear where he has to click" or "it's not obvious what that means; I should have explained that better".

The original post was in the categories: filmmaking web_design but I'm still in the process of migrating categories over.

The original post had 1 comment I'm in the process of migrating over.