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The Pocket Universal Methods of Design by Bella Martin, Bruce Hanington

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068 Rapid Iterative Testing & Evaluation (RITE)

A powerful formative usability inspection method that identifies early interface problems

• This is rigorous method used to evaluate and identify interface problems, quickly fix them, and then empirically verify the efficacy of the fixes.

• RITE explores user behavior insights relative to design direction as opposed to summative goals, which measure usability issues.

• Prototypes are changed as soon as problems are identified and the team agrees to a solution, and the fix is then retested with more participants.

• Scheduled tests continue after each design change until there is a string of successes with no failures.

• Domain knowledge can help observers prioritize fixes based on their judgment ...

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