UEG Approach to usability testing
Usability Testing is one of the best ways to gain insights about an existing or early-stage design. At UEGroup, our turnkey agile usability testing process delivers real insights with paper prototypes, interactive mockups, proofs of concept, or nearly finished products. Our capability includes in-lab and remote testing nationally and internationally and we handle all the recruiting and compensation of participants. The process starts by recruiting people that match your product’s demographic and inviting them to our state-of-the-art research facility, a partner facility, or an online destination. We ask them to perform a series of real-world tasks using your product and carefully record their actions and emotional responses. Then our usability experts analyze your product’s performance and provide you with detailed findings and recommendations.
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our experience in your area of expertise
SEE
your product through
your customer’s eyes
IDENTIFY
issues that cause
confusion or frustration
IMPROVE
conversion rates
CREATE
a more positive
user experience
AVOID
costly design or
engineering changes
DELIVER
successful products that users love
HoW can Usability Testing
benefit my business?
Usability testing is smart business. Identifying and correcting usability problems up front will cost a fraction of the cost of writing new software, remanufacturing, changing websites, updating instructions, doing QA, not to mention lost sales. When you look at it as a cost that is amortized over the life of the product, there is no better, and smarter, investment you can make.
WHAT
types of Usability Testing can UEGroup do?
At UEGroup, we have the experience and expertise to recommend custom solutions to fit your needs and your budget.
Any Location
  • Our state-of-the-art lab facilities
  • Portable lab for remote testing
  • On-site in offices or homes
  • International testing facilities
  • Any Format
  • Single User
  • User Pairs
  • Small Groups
  • Benchmarking
  • Conversion Analysis
  • Any Device
  • Desktop & laptop computers
  • Mobile phones
  • Tablets
  • Set-top boxes
  • Consumer devices
  • Medical devices
  • Any Approach
  • Agile testing for rapid turnaround
  • Formal reporting for more in-depth analysis
  • Quantitative or qualitative testing
  • Any Industry
  • Consumer
  • Medical
  • Enterprise
  • Gaming
  • Entertainment
  • Other
  • OUR FACILITIES
    Our state-of-the art facilities can be configured to test just about any product or service. We pride ourselves on creating realistic and comfortable room environments for our tests to put participants immediately at ease. Common configurations include home office, corporate office, living room, TV room, and even children’s play room. Our unique “virtual mirror” allows visiting observers to see what is going on in the test room in HD video or pure VGA/DVI.
    HOW
    does the Usability Testing process work?
    Of course every project is unique, but at UEGroup we follow a proven process to deliver successful results every time.
    PLANNING
    PLANNING
    • Clearly define project goals and expectations
    • Provide a customized approach to meet your needs—and your budget
    • Recruit participants based on your target demographic
    • Schedule and plan testing sessions
    • Compensate users for their participation
    TESTING
    TESTING
    • Provide a natural, comfortable testing environment
    • Conduct remote testing anywhere in the world
    • Utilize rapid Agile methods or formal user testing approaches
    • Provide live moderation or user-guided sessions
    • Test multiple iterations
    DELIVERY
    DELIVERY
    • Analyze findings and prepare reports
    • Highlight strengths and potential issues
    • Communicate key messages to your team
    • Make recommendations to improve user experience
    • Assist with design and/or development as needed
    WHEN
    is the best time to do
    Usability Testing?
    It’s never too early or too late to learn how users work with your product! UEGroup can provide testing at any phase of a product’s lifecycle.
    Ideation
  • Capture your customer’ ideas
  • Make early trade-offs
  • Evaluate direction
  • Needs Analysis
  • Discover needed features
  • Identify unmet needs
  • Prioritize requirements
  • Prototype Testing
  • Validate early directions
  • Experiment with alternatives
  • Make changes cheaply
  • Design Refinement
  • Evolve a finished design
  • Streamline interaction
  • Increase usability
  • Final Reality
    Check
  • Catch “show stoppers”
  • Reduce support costs
  • Validate release
  • Competitive
    Benchmarking
  • Usability evaluation
  • Compare feature offerings
  • Measure customer reactions
  • Ongoing Performance
    Analysis
  • Measure success
  • Continually improve
  • Prepare for next version
  • MEET SOME OF OUR RESEARCHERS
    We’re curious by nature and we’re good at it. We know how to break down findings so they are meaningful to you. UEGroup researchers are a fun, close-knit team who like rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty.
    MEET THE REST OF OUR TEAM
    SARAH 
    GARCIA
    Sleuth
    Margaret 
    Anne Galeon
    Human Factorial
    NORENE 
    KELLY
    Opportunity Architect
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