Responsive Web Design Testing Instructions

NPS.gov Parks Responsive Design Testing

Thank you for taking the time to test the newly responsive NPS.gov website. As with our previous round of testing, our team has done a considerable amount of internal testing but wants to make sure that everything is working correctly on a broader scale. We are also aware of some issues and your feedback may help us determine patterns.

We really want to test on phones and tablets so if you have one, please use it. If you don't, we also would appreciate feedback on how the site is working on desktop and laptops.

The test period will run from June 10-17, 2015. If you are unable to participate in the testing period, we anticipate having some other opportunities coming up this summer.

Task Description

There are 16 test cases in this task each taking a minute or two to complete. For each task you'll be asked to visit a URL where you'll do something like play a video or perform a search. Each task is designed to test a specific piece of the new design to make sure it's working as it should. You'll use the response form to let us know what's going on.

Recording Responses

For each test case you'll record your response on this form as either "pass" (all is good) or "fail" (something is broken). Each time you enter a test you'll also enter what device you are using, operating system, and browser. We do realize that entering this every time is a bit cumbersome but it also allows you to leave and come back to finish at a later time. You can also do the same test with different devices if you feel like it. The more information you provide the better the site will be.

Test Cases

  1. Go to https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm. Scroll down to the Select a Park section and click in the "Park Name" field. Type into the search field the word "battle". Select a park on the results list. Does selecting a park name take you directly to that park?

  2. Go to https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/organizational-structure.htm. Scroll down to the organizations list. Expand and collapse different sections. Do you note any problems? Note: All programs and offices of the National Park Service don’t necessarily have websites yet. So, do not be alarmed that only a handful of the office or program names link to websites.

  3. Go to https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm. As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  4. Go to https://www.nps.gov/orgs/rtca/siteindex.htm. Does the site index line up correctly in outline format? As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  5. Go to https://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange/effectsinparks.htm. As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly. At the bottom of the page click on “next” page. Does the next set of article results load?

  6. While still on this second page of results scroll down to the entry for Dall Sheep and Climate Change and click on it. Does the page load a video? Watch the video (it’s 44 seconds and you’ll learn about Dall Sheep). When the video closes out does it return to the page content?

  7. While on the same Dall Sheep page, find the Experience More section. Under People click on Lovell Rousseau. On this page, you should see an image, quickfacts, and text in that order. Is everything on the page in general displaying and not obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  8. While on the Lovell Rousseau page, find the Experience More section. Under Places click on Shiloh Battlefield - Confederate Monument. As with People you should see an image, quickfacts, and text in that order. Is everything displaying and not obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  9. Go to https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/people.htm. Click on Soldiers and Sailors. Does the image flip and are you able to click on “Explore these people”?

  10. Go to https://www.nps.gov/rlc/murie/events.htm. Search for events between 6/10 and 6/24 and click Show Results. Does the results list update? Next, click on “Ranger-led Activities”. Scroll down through the details of the event. Are you able to see all of the table contents left to right?

  11. Go to https://www.nps.gov/media/multimedia-search.htm. Type in the word snow and click Go. Filter the results by selecting Denali National Park under the Location filters and note the number in parentheses. Does the number in the new result set match the number you noted in “showing results 1-x of x”?

  12. On that same result set for “Snow + Denali National Park & Preserve”, click on the entry for Spring Snow. As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  13. Scroll down that page for Spring Snow to the section “Description”. Click on View in “spring snow” photo gallery. As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly? Can you view the Tags for an individual photo by clicking the word Tags?

  14. Go to https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=2C68575A-155D-451F-67B2106C663DC126. Are you able to play the video? As you look over the content on the page in general, do you see anything obviously broken or displaying incorrectly?

  15. Go to https://www.nps.gov/teachers/index.htm. Is everything on the page in general displaying and not obviously broken or displaying incorrectly? Select Literacy and Language Arts using the Subjects drop-down and then click the search icon. Are you taken to a search results page?

  16. While on the search results click on “Learning About Slavery at Mount Welby”. Is everything on the page in general displaying and not obviously broken or displaying incorrectly? Click on “Add Your Review”. Are you able to scroll up and down through the rating window?

 

Last updated: June 9, 2015