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.
No website exists in a vacuum, and seeing how yours compares to your competitors’ is critical for making important roadmap decisions. Where does your competitor’s website or app hold the edge? What are they doing right that you can learn from? And what are the strong points in your own design?
Here are the top 5 things we tell customers looking to run a comparative usability study.
We got together with UX designer Mariano Andres Garcia and UX professor Guiseppe Getto to talk about how you can optimize your usability research to get the most insight out of it and get beyond the obvious issues to see the more subtle usability problems. Here is a recap of the Q&A from the webinar.
Designing a user test is a bit like designing a website: inevitably, users find every way you never thought of to misinterpret and misuse what’s put before them. Most of the time, though, that isn’t their fault – in fact, it’s probably yours.