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How to get the most out of your usability budget

In times of financial crisis, Userfocus' top 10 list of getting the most out for your usability budget comes handy:

1. Fix the basics by focusing on the main goals that the users are trying to achieve
2. Learn to love paper prototyping
3. Test with fewer users
4. Shelve the 1-way mirror
5. Embrace remote testing
6. Get out of the office and you will find users everywhere
7. Eradicate pre-test bloopers with expert reviews
8. Create your own participant pool instead of hiring expensive recruiting agencies
9. Skip the pointless tests where there isn't time to fix problems anyway
10. Train your designers and engineers in the basics of usability

Links:

  • Credit-Crunch Usability: 10 ways to maximise your usability budget Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - October 16, 2008

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