5 ways to ensure Usability Testing results aren’t ignored
So when the work has been done, what do you do with all this data? Here’s a pro tip from INDUSTRY Working Session lead, Cindy Alvarez — make sure that you are asking the right questions in the first place. You need to understand the purpose of the feature that you’re testing and grill the stakeholder of the feature you’re testing to learn of specific questions that they need answers to, e.g., “how users behave, attitudes they hold, competing technologies they use, their intent”.
User experience smackdown: Usability Testing vs. User Testing
Let’s start by making a distinction between the topic today, Usability Testing, and User Testing. Whereas User Testing pertains to earlier stages in a project when you are researching the validity of an idea, Usability Testing is “the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which specified users achieve specified goals in particular environments.” Or in other words, according to Shari Thurow, its the study of “contextual task completion“.