# Test

# User tests

Motive Testing the solution with users
Participants Design Thinking team, Users
Duration depending on prototype

# What is it about?

The aim of the classic user test is to let selected users test a previously created prototype and use the findings for further development.

# The goal

In the course of user tests, the development team is able to identify weaknesses and potentials of the prototype from the user's point of view.

# How to do it?

  1. Show the user the prototype without explaining it.
  2. Only explain the context he needs in order to understand what he is doing.
  3. Let the user tell what he is doing while testing the prototype (thinking out loud).
  4. Watch the user's actions carefully but don't interfere.
  5. Ask the user important questions such as "How do you feel about it?" or "Would you use this feature and if so why or why not?

# When do you need it?

User tests should be carried out several times with prototypes of different maturity levels.

# Resources

  • Prototype
  • Pen and paper

# Keep in mind

User tests are more useful in a natural test situation.

# See also

Previous methods Alternative methods
    Following methods

    # Sources

    Design Thinking Bootleg. Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.