Usability testing almost always uncovers some problems you knew about, and some problems you didn’t. The more you test, the better your instincts become for predicting how users behave and what they will understand or be confused by.
We’ve written lots of “how-to” pieces and “what-is-it” articles on the TryMyUI blog. In this post, we’ve collected them all up so you can easily find info on any aspect of usability testing, from beginning to end.
With remote testing tools like TryMyUI, running a usability testing study doesn’t have to be scary. Here are 5 reasons why remote usability testing is easy as pie.
Watching just a few user testing example videos is proof to anyone that design isn’t about making things pretty – it’s about making things work for users and for the business.
Setting up your user test is a whole lot easier with our updated “Create a new test” page! Check out what’s changed with the new release.
Usability testing isn’t just a useful research exercise – it can be entertaining, funny, engrossing, satisfying, and more. Read one user’s epic takedown of the Yelp home page, and the user that really took the test scenario to heart.
Your company has a team of professional, experienced designers. So why do you need user testing? Don’t they already “get it”?
At America’s colleges and universities, it’s not uncommon to see students taking advantage of spacious and beautiful campuses to go for a run. This EDU-contributed UX Wars edition challenged female students to buy custom running gear from one of two major footwear competitors: Nike, or Reebok. Which site provided a better user experience?
For the time-pressed researcher: Do you run more user tests to get reliable statistics but more video than you could ever watch? Or do you stay small, comb through your results finely, but never get solid numbers to benchmark against?
The usability testing dilemma is no dilemma at all with these keys to being a more efficient researcher.
Usability testing is not something to be tacked on at the end of a project to validate a design; it should be a constant part of the process, informing design choices at every step. TryMyUI and Balsamiq are now partnering to offer 5 free usability tests for anyone to test out their Balsamiq prototype.