Select Page

Usability Testessen – better products in 3,2,1…

by | Apr 18, 2019 | Testers, Events, UX, Usability | 0 comments

On April 10th, 2019 we invited testers and companies to a lively evening full of fun to help us get better products out there in the market through the Usability Testessen in our Munich office.

It was an evening that brought together testers and companies in a feel-good atmosphere and created useful feedback on the usability of certain products.

30 people and a lot of interesting insights

Around 30 people accepted our invitation and came together for pizza, beer, and testing. Six companies took the opportunity to get feedback on their products.

The range was widely spread: From fulfilling scripted test cases like ordering a certain product from an online shop or booking a trip, to getting feedback on the usability of a new mobile app, to describing the impression of the look and feel of a YouTube video.

We were happy to see that companies brought products in all different development stages. Something that we, as a testing specialist, always emphasize: Testing helps you to build the best product for your customers in every development stage. The range is wide and goes from Comparison Studies in the concept phase, over Prototype Evaluation and End-to-End Testing in the testing phase, to UX and functional tests after the release.

Good atmosphere, valuable feedback – a successful evening

As a host, it was also nice to see that testers didn´t just come for free food and drinks but all were really engaged when it came to testing the products. They offered valuable insights from a customer perspective, so the companies could get an idea of existing pain points or comprehension problems.

Of course, the setup doesn’t provide representative feedback of the whole target group but nevertheless, all companies gained valuable first insights on their products. So, if a button, for example, was completely confusing the 6 testers, that might be reason enough to rethink its positioning and give the initial concept another design loop.

All in all, the companies were really content with the outcome of their tests and went home with a lot of insights and feedback so they can now start working on an even better product.

Also, for our Project Managers, it was very interesting to see the testers at work. As they deal with more than 300,000 testers from our crowd, they perform usability tests every day – just with a much higher number of testers and of course not offline but online. This gives clients the opportunity to get representative feedback from their exact target group as they can compile the testing group by choosing from over 65 demographic criteria.

Share it if you like it:

Tag Cloud

Other content that might be interesting for you:

How to test – Setting up a crowdtest in 5 steps

Testing your software, app or IoT product is a crucial step of the development process. All market-ready products need to be tested meticulously to...

Testing with Testbirds: From Fantasy Football Tips to Fantasy Football Superstar

Oscar Wilde once said, “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the...

Meet our Testers: Igor from Italy

We are happy to introduce you to one of our top testers from Italy, Igor! Hi Igor! Tell us about yourself. Hello all! My name is Igor and I’m 39...

History’s Biggest Software Fails!

Previously on History’s Biggest Software Fails, we took the time to explore the World of Warcraft: Corrupted Blood Incidence. While the...

I’m Homi and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

5 best practices in test automation

Testing to find defects and bugs can be a time consuming, expensive and repetitive task. However, testing is crucial to the success of your digital...

Testbirds Holiday Apps: Stockholm

Ever fancied a trip to Scandinavia? Stockholm, a popular tourist destination for those looking to discover northern Europe, has a bustling big city...

Testbirds & the Appril Festival

If you combine springtime with app development, Appril will be the result. That’s at least what Jacqueline de Gruyter will take care of, founder of...

Running a Marathon for the Evelina London’s Children Hospital

At Testbirds, we like to support our employees on a professional and personal basis, especially when they take on an amazing feat that helps make...

Are you ready for UEFA EURO 2016? These apps will give you a hand!

Just a couple of hours to go until the most exciting football tournament of the year kicks off in Paris, France. All around the world sport...

Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

© Testbirds GmbH. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to the Testbirds Whistler!

Receive updates on our innovative testing services, webinars, brand-new Nest features!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

@ Contact