User Testing: Lab Coats Not Required
In This Chapter
Creating clickable wireframes to test
Testing your visual designs with focus groups
Prototyping key task flows
Recruiting users for a test
Conducting user tests
Evaluating test results
At some point in the design process, you have to put your work in front of a group of strangers for the ultimate litmus test: Can they figure out how to use it? And do they like how it looks?
Ideally, you should test your work as early in the design process as possible, in order to stave off any unforeseen usability problems before you’re knee-deep in production (which is too late). By putting together a workable prototype early in the design ...