Userfocus Usability Newsletter, August 2014

Welcome to the August edition of the Userfocus usability and user experience newsletter!

Message from the Editor

Consensus is usually a good thing but it can also lead to bland and generic statements that no-one would disagree with. This month I thought I would stir the pot a bit by taking a strong view on some statements on usability testing that I think are wrong.

If nothing else, I hope it will generate some discussion. I hope you find it useful!

David Travis

Feature article: 5 provocative views on usability testing

In July, I had the pleasure of being on a panel on usability testing at the UXPA with Rolf Mohlich, Steve Krug, and Jakob Biesterfeldt. I was asked to take a deliberately provocative view on 5 issues in usability testing. In this article, I'll argue that these 5 common beliefs about usability testing are false. Read the article in full: 5 provocative views on usability testing.

What we’re reading

Some interesting usability-related articles that got our attention over the last month:

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User Experience quotation of the month

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