It’s very important to test your hypothesis early so you don’t build what no one needs. Solution? Test it as early as possible. This stack will help you validate if what you’re building actually solves the problem.
First, you have to create an interactive prototype. That is the thing you’re going to be testing against. This way, you don’t have to build the actual product and test your idea cheap and fast.
Figma is a vector graphics editor and prototyping tool which is primarily web-based, with additional offline features enabled by desktop applications for macOS and Windows. The Figma mobile app for Android and iOS allow viewing and interacting with Figma prototypes in real-time mobile devices.
ProtoPie is a cross-platform prototyping tool that creates prototypes nearly as powerful as those made with code, with half of the efforts, and zero code. It's perfect for designers who want to quickly experiment with advanced interactions using variables, conditions, sensors and more.
Now that you have an interactive prototype done it might be useful to run a few unmoderated user testing sessions. This way you can find any inconsistentcies in your prototype and fix them up before actually talking with people, though this step might be skipped.
UsabilityHub is a remote user research platform that takes the guesswork out of design decisions by validating them with real users. The platform features variety of tests such as prototype testing to discover how people navigate your prototypes, first click tests to test interaction with first click and navigation tests and also design surveys, preference tests and 5 second tests.
Useberry is a user feedback and prototype analytics platform. By integrating with popular user interface design tools like Adobe XD, Sketch, InDesign, Marvel it allows you to get answers before making decisions.
At this point you should be ready to talk with actual people. Services like UserTesting offer respondents recruiting with plenty of filters and Dovetail helps analyze, synthesize, store, and share your user research with the team.
According to NNGroup, it is optimal to conduct 5 moderated testing sessions.
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In addition to user testing it might be useful to gather quantitative feedback about your product. Surveys work great for this, they're easy to set up and virtually free.
Typeform is the versatile data collection tool that makes asking easy and answering fun, whether it's forms, quizzes, surveys, or something completely new.
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