Usability Planning

Someone once said, “Novices spend 20% of their time planning and 80% of their time doing, whereas experts spend 80% of their time planning and 20% of their time getting it right.”

From my experience, testing for usability is most effective when plans are thorough and agreed upon by all team members. It is important to agree upon the goals for the testing (i.e. what is to be learned, which areas are to be improved), the target users, the measurements to be used, and the overall schedule in advance of testing.

Usability Test Plan Template

 

Page from an html prototype used in usability testing