User Testing at Initial Design Stages

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“Testing with one user early in the project is better than testing with 50 near the end.” — Steve Krug

User testing helps immensely to improve your design decisions. Its importance cannot be neglected in design process. The design process that you follow needs to involve user testing at each stage. 

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Usability: A key part of design process

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“Usability is not a quality that can be spread out to cover a poor design like a layer of peanut butter.” — Clayton H Lewis

What is usability?

Usability is the ease of use by which a user can work on a product to achieve his goals in an efficient and effective way. It is a measure of user satisfaction when he is using a product.

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Design for Humans and Not for Computers

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“When I design, I work very hard to make the interface experience feel like there’s a human on the other end, not a computer. “— Aarron Walter

A design should be created to fulfill its users’ needs. The first step of a design process is to understand requirements and users — to meet the user and understand his behavior, his working environment, his likes and dislikes and his way of thinking.

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