Deconstructing User Testing

When interacting with our customers and blog readers, we usually find that everyone has a different set of ideas on proper user testing workflows. Blame it on the inconsistencies when it comes to the terminology of User Testing, Usability Testing or User Acceptance Testing. The need for clarification on this topic is certainly huge.

In this blog post, I will try to bring some light into the fields of Usability Testing as well as User Acceptance Testing. I will also highlight the main differences of both areas. Check out what user testing is all about.
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Why no one talks about agile testing…

… or how to be the first one who gets going with agile testing.

When working on digital projects and products, you probably encounter the term ‘agile‘ a lot.

The word agile is widely used (and sometimes misused). It refers to the methodology of project management which strives to establish certain principles of collaboration, flexibility and transparency. It emphasizes the importance of feedback throughout the entire development workflow.

So when it comes to testing, web development teams go back to traditional approaches rather than following the agile path.

In this post, I’ll give you an overview on agile testing as well as some useful guides on how to get started with the idea of agile testing.
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Mobile first: How to approach mobile website testing?

Smartphones seem to have taken over desktop computers in terms of usage. The number of smartphone users has increased tremendously in the last few years and by 2016, there will be more than 2 billion smartphone users. In addition, half of the internet’s usage comes from mobile devices.

This development affects also web design for some years. InVision recently stated in one of their blog posts:

“Responsive Design is no longer a luxury, but a necessity.”

Especially when it comes to testing, mobile website testing still is in its child’s shoes and developers face a hard time getting the best result out of their work.

In this blog post we are going to show how to set up the perfect mobile website testing workflow and how to easily conduct browser tests for mobile.

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5 essential tips for improving your website mockups & prototypes!

Have you ever received feedback on new website mockups or prototypes starting with “Which language is that? I don’t understand “lorem ipsum!!”?

Well, yes? Then you’ve been there. And it isn’t really a great feeling. Not because of the question itself.

In this post we are going to show you 5 tips on how to prevent yourself from receiving such feedback and how to make your website mockups even better.

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How to Get Started With Browser Testing In Less Than 2 Hours

Making web applications is fun. Well, it should be fun, but it’s often not. It’s not, because there’s so many browsers, operating systems, and devices to cater to. And who has the resources to cater to every device configuration and operating system setup which the average user is likely to have? Can anyone truly cover them all?

Yet despite this challenge, it’s our responsibility to deliver the best possible experience; and to do that, we need to find a way to do reliable browser testing.

So in this post, I’m going to show you how to get started by providing you a step-by-step guide to cross-browser testing packed with tips, metrics and tools. When you’re finished, you’ll have all you need to start.

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