The importance of checking.
By Global Trust Association
24 April, 2019 | 15:04hrs
Like many other disciplines, UX design is not a linear process, but indeed an iterative process comprising stages that allow developing high-quality product or service interfaces based on criteria highly valued by users.
Accordingly, tests turn out to be one of the stages of constant iteration. In other words, it is necessary to test or check if the design and its corresponding prototype meet the requirements demanded by users, taking into account the original needs of clients. If not, corrections should be made, as necessary. This means that nothing will be delivered if the corresponding verification and necessary tests are not made.
Usability testing is one of the approaches widely used for testing, which first of all requires to prepare a testing plan that allows setting the strategy for actions to ensure reliable and trustworthy results. In this approach, tests are carried out by the users, who will provide relevant feedback based on the designs, prototypes, and interaction with the team through interviews. Therefore, results are highly valued by the design team since they will show if they are going in the right direction, if they are even close, or if they are definitely far from the users’ interests, and thus if they require to make greater adjustments. In essence, these comings and goings for checking will become stages of constant iteration until achieving a design valued by users and customers.