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How To Find The Right Users For User Testing

The aim of user testing websites and apps is to uncover how customers really feel about their experience with your product, and to use the information gleaned to inform the ongoing UX design, rather than falling on preconceived notions of what a customer’s experience might be. An essential component of successful usability testing is having […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Completing Usability Testing

Introduction: Usability testing is a key part of any research project, yet it is often overlooked or not given the attention it deserves. There are many common mistakes that researchers make when conducting usability tests, which can lead to invalid or inconclusive results. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common errors […]

Can you predict user behaviour?

In the work we do at TestMate, a key focus is observing how users interact with websites and apps. The information gleaned from user testing helps steer decisions on both initial website/app designs, and also subsequent iterations of those designs. The ultimate goal is for users to achieve their aims as quickly and painlessly as […]

UX Trends For 2021 and 2022

Ask anyone and they will probably tell you that 2021 passed in what felt like the blink of an eye. The global pandemic continued to significantly impact our lives, with a large amount of another year spent in lockdown. We were asked to shake up our routines yet again. We as a society spent more […]

Is your UX design missing a piece of the puzzle?

Why you need a balance between functionality and aesthetics in your web design A lot of excitement is bred when creating your business website, and for good reason. A website is a vital tool for any business to showcase products and services (few could get by without one). It’s also the go-to place to show […]

Top 8 Mobile Usability Issues To Avoid

With more people using phones to access services and make purchases, it figures that mobile apps need to be increasingly user-friendly. People are now accustomed to accessing what they need on their phone quickly and easily. If your website isn’t optimised for mobile, you’re going to risk losing customers to a competitor business with an […]

How To Think Like A UX Researcher

Before a new website goes live, a lot of thought needs to go into how users will interact with it, which ultimately will affect their experience and influence whether it was positive or negative. The work of the UX (User Experience) researcher is therefore very important for a website. This blog will take you through […]

E-commerce Web Design Tips

Entering the world of e-commerce is an exciting step for any business, allowing you to reach new markets and customers, and COVID-19 has made online businesses even more popular. Yet if you’ve never run an e-commerce business before, it can be difficult to know what to do and where to start. Here are some of […]

Summative vs Formative: Which Test is Right for You?

Summative Vs. Formative Usability Testing When conducting user research, UX researchers generally preach iterative usability testing throughout the development lifecycle. But did you know that there are actually two different types of usability testing? Formative testing identifies usability problems to be fixed in later iterations whereas summative testing describes the current state of the usability […]