More often than not, user personas are just a laborious way to decorate the walls. Are you making these common mistakes?
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Here’s another question I was asked recently:
If you’re concerned about buyer needs and their objectives, how closely aligned do you suggest product organisations be with marketing and with the persona development to ensure they are creating a solution that does meet those needs in the market?
Here’s my answer:
We’ve already covered in the previous articles what usability is and why you need to test it and what you need to do to prepare for your usability tests. In this thrilling* conclusion to the trilogy, we get down to the nitty-gritty of how to run the tests and how to interpret and act on the results.
* It all depends on your perspective
We’ve already covered in a previous article what usability is and why you need to test it. In this second instalment, I’ll be showing you what you need to do to prepare for your usability tests.
Quite a few people are put off usability testing because they think it’s complicated, time-consuming and expensive. What you may not realise is that you can run a set of usability tests in a single afternoon that will uncover eighty percent of the problems your product has. And the only specialist equipment you’ll need is a pen, some paper and the computer you need to access the software or website.