There are generally three types of usability evaluation methods: Testing, Inspection, and Inquiry.
In Usability Testing approach, representative users work on typical tasks using the system (or the prototype) and the evaluators use the results to see how the user
interface supports the users to do their tasks. Testing methods include the following:
In Usability Inspection approach, usability specialists -- and sometimes software developers, users and other professionals --
examine usability-related aspects of a user interface. Commonly used Inspection methods are:
Here, usability evaluators obtain information about users' likes, dislikes, needs, and understanding of the system
by talking to them, observing them using the system in real work (not for the purpose of usability testing), or letting
them answer questions verbally or in written form. Inquiry methods include:
Ask usability advisor about recommendations for usability evaluation methods for your project needs.
Extra: find a usability expert near you!
Usability Evaluation & Software Development Cycle.
See how different usability evaluation methods can be used at different stages of software development life-cycle.
Cost of Usability Evaluation Methods
Find out how much it costs to run these usability evaluations.
Visit the ...
Search for books:
Google News on Usability
Usability Testing Tools Market Business Analysis 2020 by CAGR, Share, Revenue a - Business-newsupdate.com
Usability Testing Service Market: Opportunities, Demand and Forecasts, 2020–2 - Business-newsupdate.com
Planning successful remote usability tests - ARC
Small Business Owners: Improving Usability and Accessibility Benefits Everyone - PRNewswire
EHR usability for physicians - Medical Economics
Mid 2009 iMac usability - Mac Rumors
Silexica's New SLX FPGA 2020.4 Ushers in a New Level of Usability - PRNewswire
Dialpad Wins 2021 Best Feature Set and Usability Awards in Collaboration From TrustRadius - Business Wire
Global Usability Testing Tools Market Size 2026 – Share, Industry Sales, Revenue and Gross Margin, Import and Export Status – NeighborWebSJ - NeighborWebSJ
Panoramix Launches "Asynchronous Processing" To Streamline Workflows and Enhance Usability - PRNewswire
- This Web site was originally developed when I was a summer intern at the
Human Factors group of US WEST, with the help of Pawan Vora.
- The way to classify usability evaluation methods into testing, inspection,
and inquiry, and the description of some techniques, are borrowed
and used with permission from the Usability Methods Toolbox by Mr. James Hom.