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User Testing: Lab Coats Not Required

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In This Chapter

arrow Creating clickable wireframes to test

arrow Testing your visual designs with focus groups

arrow Prototyping key task flows

arrow Recruiting users for a test

arrow Conducting user tests

arrow 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 ...

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