Usability testing is a critical step in creating a successful product. However, we may find ourselves hitting roadblocks when trying to do it. “UX doesn’t have enough time to create the design AND test the product,” and “we don’t want to test too early in the process,” are both excuses we’ve used or heard for not doing usability testing. One solution? Lean usability testing.
Lean usability testing introduces lean UX principles — testing early and often, reducing waste and collaboration, to name a few — to the traditional usability testing process. We’ll explore the value behind going lean and explain what a sample lean usability test looks like. We'll lay out a plan for how to facilitate your own usability tests and discover why it’s important to include your team and stakeholders in the process. If you're not doing usability testing now, this talk will help get you started without the need for a big budget or fancy usability lab.