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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Recently we’ve shown you the basics of User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Let’s recap: User Acceptance Testing is, basically, the process of verifying that an installed solution works for the user. This might sound easy enough but, in practice, it isn’t.

To make getting into User Acceptance Testing a little easier, we’ve broken the process down into smaller chunks. Check out which 5 types of User Acceptance Testing you have to consider in order to be more successful.

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Bold statement right? But of all forms of testing, user acceptance testing is often the most essential to get right. Why? Because when implemented correctly, it’s the most effective in reducing both time and cost, whilst increasing customer satisfaction. User Acceptance Testing, also known as UAT (or UAT testing), in a nutshell, is:

A process of verifying that a solution works for the user.