If the users can’t use it, it doesn’t work

Short summary: This 30 to 45-minute talk provides a basic introduction to usability and usability testing.

Summary: The quality of software goes far beyond the classical testing of software. Today, basic knowledge about usability is essential for software test specialists.

This talk provides a basic introduction to usability and usability testing.

The talk will show examples of usability problems and explain the “think-aloud” method for usability testing. It will also explain how usability testing fits into the software development cycle, and how usability is much more than cool design and clever animations. Good usability helps your users get their job done fast and comfortably.

A video recording of this talk is available (43:24)

Target group: The talk is aimed at people who are interested in usability and user experience, but have little knowledge about it, for example software testers.

This talk includes interactive quizzes and short videos.