5 Planning for usability testing

Whether you have the luxury of time or perhaps only a few days, you need to set aside time to plan for usability testing. The planning process can be divided into a number of steps, which begin with pulling together the people who will be part of the planning process and setting a time for the planning meeting. In the planning meeting, you and your team members will get as much done as you can in the time you have and then continue working on the test materials after the meeting and before testing.

This chapter provides essential test planning steps, including:

1. Scheduling the planning meeting, in which you:
establish test goals
determine how to test the product
agree on user subgroup(s)
determine participant ...

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