Usability of Web and Mobile Apps: Simple Principles to Go By
by Nataliia Vasylyna | April 27, 2016 8:46 am
The users of mobile and web applications would always prefer efficient and easy-to-use apps over entangled and annoying ones.
No wonder that user experience is an important aspect for a software testing company.
What Principles Allow Delivering Apps with Better Usability?
- Testers and layout designers should put themselves in the shoes of a customer. There is always a temptation to create a fancy frontend, but a clean interface is typically much more satisfying for customers.
- Mobile and web customers should be able to use an app intuitively, without having to read a lot of documentation.
- Navigation, especially for mobile products, should be simple and one-level.
- Small screens of mobile apps simply cannot display long menu item names without cutting them off. That is why all names should be short but understandable.
- Each menu item should be located under a corresponding category where it can be easily found by users.
- The search feature needs to provide users with relevant results, not just a set of random data.
Perhaps, usability is not as vital as, for example, security of applications. However, users may not even get to the security-related features if they simply don’t like how an app looks.
All in all, both mobile testing and website testing cannot go without full-fledged usability testing.
- How to Make Usability Testing More Effective?
- Basic Elements of Usability Testing
- Differentiate Between Purchaser and End User in Usability Testing
- 3 Goals of Usability Testing
- 5 Things to Remember When Reporting Usability Bugs
- mobile testing: http://mobile.qatestlab.com/
- usability testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/We-Are-Professionals-in/usability-testing/
- How to Make Usability Testing More Effective?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/09/15/usability-testing-effective/
- Basic Elements of Usability Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2011/07/12/basic-elements-of-usability-testing/
- Differentiate Between Purchaser and End User in Usability Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2011/06/24/differentiate-between-purchaser-and-end-user-in-usability-testing/
- 3 Goals of Usability Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2011/03/05/3-goals-of-usability-testing/
- 5 Things to Remember When Reporting Usability Bugs: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/04/11/reporting-usability-bugs/
Source URL: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/04/27/checking-usability-principles/
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