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Low Cost Usability Testing

Posted on 01 December 2008 by Demian Turner

Caught this on Hacker News – Paul Graham’s oft-mentioned news feed – seems like a great way to get honest and inexpensive usability feedback for your app.  What a great idea!

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. David Hamill Says:

    It’s great if you don’t have much budget I agree. But it is only really helpful for interfaces with a very generic audience. There is also the risk of taking feedback from people who are practically professional testers. This results in critique that might not be directly related to their actual behaviour.

  2. Rob Young Says:

    On a slightly different angle, Silverback is a great little usability suite for the mac. It’s cheap, easy to use and as portable as your mac book.
    http://silverbackapp.com/

  3. Demian Turner Says:

    Nice one Rob, will check it out.

  4. David Hamill Says:

    For a low cost solution all you need is your laptop and a pen and paper.

  5. Authentication and Permission Says:

    Hey Rob..It looks good.. M sure the usability will be equally great…
    Thanks…

  6. Oliver @ Webdesign Berlin vom Fachmann Says:

    Hey it’s a cool tool as addition or for very small budgets. thanks for sharing!

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