Usability in Design
I did several user testing for a website, mobile applications, tablet applications and my thesis project during this semester. My design process revolves around an idea, research and analysis, rapid prototyping, user testing, visualization, and iteration. From the prototyping step, user testing was involved in every step and I could evaluate and iterate for better solutions. I started with the paper prototype and tried interactive prototypes with different kinds of tools. I learned a lot about users' perspective and mistakes from their experience.
In the process of user testing, researching, finding users, and moderating description until finding the major problems, I've come to understand the importance of each step. The user testing process was very helpful in refining and redefining my expectations of future users. Through user testing, I was able to focus on a better visual language and to create a better iteration.
Ten Usability Heuristics
Introduction to Usability