Alternative methods to usability testing

Usability tests are essential to gaining important information to the direction and success of a product’s user interface. However, usability testing can sometimes be costly and time consuming. There are some ways to counter the expense and still gain valuable insight to your UI design’s effectiveness. One way is through the use of an Expert review.

An Expert review relies on the knowledge and experience of an expert evaluator rather than the feedback from an large group of testing participants. This approach can be significantly more cost-effective and can help streamline the use of a standard end-user testing group by catching the more obvious issues that should be addressed.

Posted in 2012