The purpose of usability testing for Earchdata Search is to watch real users attempt tasks that are designed to lead users down a path that touches on key tools and features. Validation that these tools are intuitive or feedback on what could be improved upon are both good outcomes of a testing session.
Following each study, findings and recommendations are presented to ESDIS. Once those have been presented and reviewed, corresponding JIRA tickets are created to begin the work-off process. See the links below for an overview of tickets created from past usability study sessions.