Usability Testing

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What is usability testing? Usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users. This can be seen as an exceptional usability practice, since it gives direct input on how real people use the system.

This is in contrast with usability inspection methods where experts use different methods to evaluate a user interface without involving users. Usability testing focuses on measuring a human-made product’s capacity to meet its intended purpose.

Examples of products that commonly benefit from usability testing are foods, consumer products, web sites or web applications, computer interfaces, documents, and devices. Usability testing measures the usability, or ease of use, of a specific object or set of objects, whereas general human-computer interaction studies attempts to formulate universal principles.

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Why usability testing

Usability tests help the people and designers to understand the performance of the product…

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