usability Archive

Usability Testing at the Cafe

Surprisingly, up to 85% of core usability problems can be found by observing just 5 people using your application. Conducting quick usability testing at a cafe is very effective, cheap, and doesn’t require any special tools.

Usability Testing for New Applications

Building a web app consists of stressful choices. Should the signup button be red or blue? Does my site’s sales pitch sound awkward? What will the user think about my site the first five seconds they visit?

Usability Testing Must Die

Developers and product owners must own usability in order to fix it. Usability test reports produced by specialists fail to generate ownership – or fix usability problems.

Applying User Testing During Development

This presentation will focus on the relationship between Production, Game Design, and User Research (Usability). What it takes to prepare game builds for User Research, what the goals are for the usability test, and what Production and

Luke Francl Explains Why Testing Is Overrated

In this interview filmed during RubyFringe 2008, Luke Francl explains his position towards testing. While supporting unit testing, he thinks testing is not going to reveal all application defects. Development teams should also practice code reviews and