The third phase was a medium fidelity prototype, which incorporated the findings from phase two and added colors and some design features that could be tested remotely. The third phase helped us finalize on design decisions related to visual presentation, color, and layout.
The phase three user testing was done remotely via the web. The platform we used is called Notable. It consisted of primarily two kinds of tests, preference tests and annotate tests. Preference tests are tests where two or more variations of a given design element are presented to the user and participants have to select which variation they prefer. In the annotate test, the subjects can select a section of the mock-up presented on the screen and enter an open response for that portion of the screen. This open response may include aspects that they like/dislike or are confused about.