How to Conduct Usability Testing from Start to Finish

You are not your users. But if you can find your users and learn from them as you design, you’ll be able to create a better product.

Usability testing comes in many forms: casual cafeteria studies, formal lab testing, remote online task-based studies and more. However you choose to carry out your testing, you’ll need to go through these five phases:

That’s it. A usability test can be as basic as approaching strangers at Starbucks and asking them to use an app. Or it can be as involved as an online study with participants responding on a mobile phone.

You are not your users. But if you can find your users and learn from them as you design, you’ll be able to create a better product.

Usability testing comes in many forms: casual cafeteria studies, formal lab testing, remote online task-based studies and more. However you choose to carry out your testing, you’ll need to go through these five phases:

That’s it. A usability test can be as basic as approaching strangers at Starbucks and asking them to use an app. Or it can be as involved as an online study with participants responding on a mobile phone.

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