User Testing Methods Explained

What’s User Testing?

User testing is one of those software testing practices that’s employed in the designing process by a set of members to confirm software applications. Within this technique, the interfaces and functions of an application, website, or service are tested by a set of real users.

Kinds of User Testing

Tree Testing: This is one of those user testing types and within this technique, users are supplied with a tree-like sitemap for navigating with no visual components distraction.

  • Lab Usability testing: In this testing process the test is conducted in specific environments such as labs under the existence of a moderator. It is also known as a moderated endurance evaluation.
  • Unmoderated usability test: This testing is done without the existence of a moderator in an unmoderated setup typically at participants’ location and in their own apparatus.
  • Contextual inquiry: It’s similar to an interview/observation method where a set of questions is asked by the actual user/test participants about their experience with this product.
  • Card Sorting: In this technique, examine participants will need to set notions (content, attributes ) on cards and also control the cards into groups and categories.
  • Session recording: it’s a method of recording the activities that real users take while they interact with a site. This information helps stakeholders to know what characteristic most brings the users.



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Serena Gray

Serena Gray

I work as a Senior Testing Specialist at TestingXperts. I am a testing professional accustomed to working in a complex, project-based environment.