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USABILITY TESTING

USER EXPERIENCE TESTING

Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives. It is performed by a small group of targeted end users who use the software to expose the usability defects of software system. Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly.

USABILITY TESTING
USABILITY TESTING

 

Since the software applications are being used on various devices of the different configurations, the software should be easily usable creating an experience to users. The software is expected to be effective, easy to use, engaging, interactive, simple to use by different type of users of relevant age groups, intellect, etc.

During the plan and design phase itself the usability characteristic of the software is to be implemented and tested. The aspects like who are the end users of software, what are the devices on which the software will be used, purpose of the software etc are considered to decide the usability of the software. The software is first tested by the QA team from user perspective. The team of real users can be assigned the task of usability testing.

The goals of usability testing are:

  • Effectiveness of the system
  • It determines whether the system is easy to learn, the system adds value to the target audience. The content, the images are pleasing.
  • Efficiency: navigation between the web pages should be very less. Scroll bars shouldn’t be used frequently. There should be provision to search between the website.
  • Accuracy: No outdated or incorrect data or information like contact information should be present .No broken links will be present.
  • User-friendliness: controls used should be self explanatory and should not require training for operation. Help should be provided for users to operate the application.

Below is an example of the user friendly software. The type of data that is acceptable in a text box is specified already. So the user is not likely to enter incorrect  information and experience any errors on the software.

USER EXPERIENCE TESTING
USER EXPERIENCE TESTING

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What is usability testing? Explain with an example?

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  1. 1.Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives.The software is expected to be effective, easy to use, engaging, interactive, simple to use by different type of users of relevant age groups, intellect, etc. Lets take an example of real estate application there the user can choose the options of buy or sell, mini and max amount,square feet, date of the year built and so on this type of data is specified already the user can modify according to their criteria. So the user is not likely to enter incorrect information and experience any errors on the software.This kind of functionality is effective and easy to use by users.

  2. 1. Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives. It is performed by a small group of targeted end users who use the software to expose the usability defects of software system. Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly.
    2. Example: For eg, When we buy a new home, we will have the Home information like price of the home ,Down payment ,Annual home owners insurance, Annual real estate taxes that have been specified already, so the user is not likely to enter incorrect information and experience any errors on the software.

  3. Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives

    Example:gmail login
    1.Enter Userid.
    2.Enter Password.
    3.Click on Login Button.
    4.Home Page is Displayed.

    If entered credentials are correct the user will be able to login and if there are no Technical issues or any Error or Defects,then user be able to login without any inconvenience and with flexibility then its Usability Testing.

  4. Usability testing is a method used to evaluate how easy a website is to use. Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly.
    For eg: Booking a Hotel
    You’ll be in India next week – from Feb12th-Feb 18th – for a conference. Use Hotel.com to book a 4-star hotel for your stay.

  5. Usability test determines the soft ware is easy to learn,easy to use,user friendly, effective,engaging, interactive, simple to use by different type of users of relevant age groups, intellect, etc.The controls used in the software should be self explanatory and should not require training for operation.
    The usability of the software is to be implemented and tested during the plan and design phase itself.
    Example:In some applications we can see the type of data that is acceptable in a text box is specified already in it.

  6. Usability test determines the software is easy to learn,easy to use,user friendly, effective,engaging, interactive, simple to use by different type of users of relevant age groups, intellect, etc.The controls used in the software should be self explanatory and should not require training for operation.
    The usability of the software is to be implemented and tested during the plan and design phase itself.
    Example:In some applications we can see the type of data that is acceptable in a text box is specified already in it.

  7. Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives. It is performed by a small group of targeted end users who use the software to expose the usability defects of software system. Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly.
    eg: book best rate hotels or airlines — listing, more info on product,etc

  8. What is Usability testing? Explain with an example?
    Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. It mainly determines the users convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives. It sees that the application is user friendly. The software is first tested by QA team from user perspective. The team of real users can be assigned the task of usability testing.
    Example – the data to be entered in a text box is already specified. So, the user is not likely to enter incorrect information and experience errors in the system.

  9. What is usability testing?Explain with example?

    Usability testing is also called as User Experience testing.It is a type of software testing done on a small set of
    targeted end users.Let them use the software to find any usability defects. It mainly focuses on the user’s ease
    to use the application,flexibility in handling controls and the ability of the system to meet its objectives.
    Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly,

    For example, if you are designing a website for a supermarket, and the website allows user to do their groceries online,
    the best way of testing your design is by allowing the a user to go through your product as you watch them trying
    to buy their groceries.
    The goal with usability testing is to understand the real world scenarios when the user is be actually using your product,
    We will be able to understand if the software needs any modification.

  10. 1. Usability test focuses on the convenience of the user in using the controls of the system.It is used to check if the system is user friendly. For example there should not be too many hops , controls are self explanatory.
    For example an online booking for an airline service should be easy to understand, the options like check by price or by dates etc should be shown properly. It should be easy tonavigate between various options.

  11. Usability testing is also called as user experience testing. This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet the required objectives. It is performed by a small group of targeted end users who use the software to expose the usability defects of software system. Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly.

    eg; example of real estate application Redfin.com .User can select the options of buy or sell, mini and max amount, square feet, date of the year built and so on this type of data is specified already the user can make modifications too. This kind of functionality is effective and easy to use by users as there are less chances of errors because of the options given ..

  12. 1. Usability Testing:
    It is a technique used to evaluate the usability of software by testing on users.
    Usability testing is also called as user experience testing.
    This testing mainly focuses on the user’s convenience and flexibility in using the controls and capacity of the system to meet
    the required objectives.
    It is performed by a small group of targeted end users who use the software to expose the usability defects of software
    system.
    Usability testing determines whether the application is user friendly
    During the plan and design phase itself the usability characteristic of the software is to be implemented and tested.
    EG: For suppose User is using gmail for the first time and if is able to enter To email id and type the email and can attach the
    file and send it successfully, the test will be passed and we cas say that the gmail application is user friendly and if user faces
    difficulties it wouldn’t be successful and the gmail application isconsidered to be not user friendly.

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