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Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  504 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Whether it's software, a cell phone, or a refrigerator, your customer wants - no, expects - your product to be easy to use. This fully revised handbook provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to help you test your product for usability. Completely updated with current industry best practices, it can give you that all-important marketplace advantage: products that perform t ...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Wiley (first published April 29th 1994)
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Sharmeen
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are many resources about user testing available on the internet but nothing can beat this guide. I bought it when I was a fresh graduate in Industrial design. It still helps me when I need to organise User testing sessions.
Kelsey Thomson
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A really clear guide to usability testing, excellent reference book.
Ignas
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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If you have time for only one book on user testing, this is the one without a doubt. Very practical and does bot waste any time. Was able to complete my first user testing way easier with the help of this book. Recommend read!
Marc
This is a very process-specific book, but it's basic applications go beyond needing to do full-our usability testing. It's a good source for examining your own workplace's workflows and provides ways of identifying bottlenecks and other problems.
Emily H.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you're going to conduct a usability test, you really need to read this book first. A lot of it is commonsense, yes, but if you read this book you'll save yourself tons of time and money because you'll experience many fewer bumps in the testing road. It's very practical and very easy to read.
Bonnie
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was assigned reading for a course I was taking - it was an easy read in colloquial language - not a stuffy textbook at all.
Sara S.
Apr 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Over a decade old but still a good resource
Karen
Oct 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
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As textbooks go, this was very readable and practical.
Sarah hong
Nov 14, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sorry, I will read it.
Monika
Jan 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is hands down the best book on usability testing I've read. To be fair, you will most likely get the most out of this book if you're a novice, as I was. Definitely worth a purchase.
Jeremy
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The book was ok. It provides a fundamental understanding of usability testing.
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