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Usability Report Thoughts

Well for the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to work on my final paper for Usability Report and I kept struggling with how many pages should my report be? From my experience, less is more concept; I saw many examples of reports 20, 40, or more pages long and I’m thinking to myself what kind of stakeholder has that much time to read a report that long? I guess it all depends on your audience that you are working for, however for me the pace of design sprints, design iterations, and also being tasked to create the end product, less is more. Less is more is great because it allows you to focus on short-term goals and create simple action items from the usability test sessions. The best part about usability testing is that users will tell you what they want and help you drive the product into the right direction for better user experience in creating something that is usable. Getting an unbiased group to test your product will also save you a lot of time, money, and resources. The key is to bring in the testing at the right time during the formative part of the process and then you can also do a summative test to help further validate your designs. Doing the usability report is the start in the right direction for better user experience.