June Event: The Value of Remote Usability Testing

  • 14 Jun 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Brookdale Library (Brooklyn Center MN)


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Join us Thursday, June 14th, to hear Susan Ramlet and Mark Powell from Medtronic discuss the value of remote usability testing and how to incorporate this method into your research.


Remote usability testing supports a global focus by enabling researchers to do timely and more frequent research without travel. Researchers can gather information from a broader audience more cost-effectively and in a shorter period of time. However, there are still technology constraints that are tradeoffs to this method.


Mark and Susan will discuss the benefits and challenges they have encountered in their work and will explain how remote usability testing fits into Medtronic’s Agile process. They will share their experience with equipment and vendors. 


Susan and Mark will conclude their presentation with an open discussion of remote usability testing, so bring your experiences to share or questions to explore.



- Meet and greet, with refreshments: 6:30 – 7:00 PM
- Presentation and discussion: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location and Parking
Brookdale Library, Room A & B
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
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Speaker Bios

Susan Ramlet is a User Experience Designer for Medtronic, in the Corporate IT division. Her team performs IA, functional design and usability testing for web and mobile applications for customers and employees. Prior to joining Medtronic, she held similar positions at BT Consulting, Periscope, and West Group.


Mark Powell is a Principal Interactive Marketing Manager for Medtronic, in the Neuromodulation business unit. He currently manages iPad and mobile projects in addition to managing the sales intranet platform. He worked in client services as web designer for six years at Medtronic before moving to his current role as a client.


Mark and Susan have collaborated on several projects, in various roles, over the last seven years.

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