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Setup Phase: Define your user testing scenario (2 min read)

by Marcio Gualtieri • January 28, 2019

Now that we have an overview of the types of tests you can do, we’re going to focus on usability testing. The next step is to define your user testing scenario so participants embody while they’re interacting with the prototypes. With a context, your participants shift their state of mind from the tension of been tested […]

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Setup Phase: Define your user testing format

by Marcio Gualtieri • January 16, 2019

The next step, after defining your purpose, assumptions and hypothesis, is to define your user testing format. I won’t go through all of them in detail but hopefully, I can give you a snapshot of what each one does and how you can use them. A. Exploratory user testing format Contextual enquiries This is where you interview […]

Setup Phase: Assumptions and hypothesis for a usability test

by Marcio Gualtieri • January 14, 2019

After you’ve defined your purpose for usability testing, it is important that you make assumptions and define your hypothesis, not so you can skip the testing, but so that you can test them. It’s a critical difference. Defining your assumptions: First, it’s important to understand that an assumption is a calculated guess which you can use […]

Setup Phase: Define a purpose for a usability test

by Francisco Varisco • January 7, 2019

Organising and running a successful usability test starts with having a well-defined purpose for what you are testing. Why should I define a purpose for a usability test? Because a defined purpose in place helps you and your team to focus on what’s important. Agree on what success looks like so that you are all […]