As part of the IT4YOU Steering Committee mandate, CKC members are playing a significant part in the development of the new computer system. Currently, a sample group of members from across the country is helping the IT4YOU team by participating in a usability test.
Usability testing refers to evaluating a website by testing it with a group of typical users. The goal is to identify any user problems and determine the participant's satisfaction with the website.
The test group in this case is comprised of CKC members from several different regions and includes breeders, judges, and exhibitors. The first usability test will focus on a newly created Dog Profile page, and will measure the test taker's ability to complete tasks and how long it takes them to do so.
The test results will help the design and development teams identify problems before they are coded; the earlier issues are identified and fixed, the less expensive the fixes will be and the greater the chance of a successful launch.
The new system is scheduled to "go live" in 2018, and as they move forward the design and development teams will continue to request input from CKC members throughout the project.
To learn more about the IT4YOU computer system, meet the Standing Committee members or catch up on any of the previous updates go to https://www.ckc.ca/en/About-the-CKC/CKC-Committees/IT4YOU-ERP-Committee
Also, a reminder to members that data clean-up is continuing and, as “data” is your Member information, you can help this process by reviewing and updating your Member Profile at https://www.ckc.ca/ckcmemberlogin.aspx.