Chapter 11. Usability Testing

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • User Interface Testing

  • What Makes a Good UI?

  • Testing for the Disabled: Accessibility Testing

Software is written to be used. That sounds pretty obvious, but it's sometimes forgotten in the rush to design, develop, and test a complex product. So much time and effort is spent on the technology aspects of writing the code that the development team ignores the most important aspect of software—that someone will eventually use the stuff. It really doesn't matter whether the software is embedded in a microwave oven, a telephone switching station, or an Internet stock trading website. Eventually the bits and bytes bubble up to where a live person will interact with it. Usability is how appropriate, functional, ...

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