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UX Testing and Best Practices

UX or User Experience refers to observations or responses noted by clients when using a particular product; either design or service. An experience imparted into a user’s mind instils confidence in him/her to come back for more or not! In brief, this gets also referred to as Usability Testing.


Any usability errors get notified by a little set of target end-users forms the crux of the UX testing process. The whole testing process revolves around how a user utilizes a particular product/service and the various ways by which it gets customized according to user needs.


What practices or methodologies get applied for an effective UX Testing Process?

Let’s have a look into various practices/methodologies used in an effective UX testing process. These include planning, tree testing, prototype testing, moderated usability testing, and unmoderated usability testing.


Planning

As a business, you decide the basic functionalities and various goals of the UX testing process framework. In the initial stages of UX testing, the techniques, demographics, number of UX testers, and test report plans get decided.


Tree Testing

Helps in observing how well the users collaborate & discover products/services in a website chain of command. It helps in understanding the right hierarchy that needs work based on a client/user’s feedback. Thus, it permits a halfway reality check. It helps with analyzing your data design structure.


Prototype Testing

A design prototype testing gets utilized for testing/analyzing an entire work-flow of a user in a wireframe. It is also a major checkpoint before the product goes into the developmental phase. A UX designer makes the prototype with proper structure-work processes. As is observed, the design prototype testing helps businesses in settling with usability problems before the development part of a product.


Few rules need to be followed when initializing for a design prototype test. These include characterizing the right objectives, uncovering particular zones that require upgrades, use of a prototyping tool, and picking up a measuring device for prototypes that accumulate analytics from all users.


Other testing processes & tools

These include the moderated usability testing and unmoderated usability testing. Live clients help with moderated test results while a substantial specimen of results aids in the unmoderated usability testing. High-quality tools are used in the whole process of UX testing processes.


End Note

Testing processes are done in collaboration with users to help in developing customized products & increased profitability.


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