By Jared Spool
October 5th, 2016
This week, we revisit Dana Chisnell’s article on the benefits of conducting quick and informal usability testing.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
When I say “usability test,” you might think of something that looks like a psych experiment, without the electrodes (although I’m sure those are coming as teams think that measuring biometrics will help them understand users’ experiences). Anyway, you probably visualize a lab of some kind, with a user in one room and a researcher in another, watching either through a glass or a monitor.
It can be like that, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, I’d argue that for early designs it shouldn’t be like that at all. Instead, usability testing should be done wherever and whenever users normally do the tasks they’re trying to do with a design.
Read the article: Testing in the Wild, Seizing Opportunity
How do you incorporate quick and informal usability testing? Let us know below.
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