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Your Go-To Usability Testing Primer

What is the ideal sample size for usability testing? How should you write your tasks? And what are the best metrics for your team to measure?

From overarching goals and best practices to metrics and analysis, this guide will lead you through all the basic concepts to prepare you for your next study.

Keep on hand for examples and templates

More than just a one-time read through, this guide offers checklists and field reports that you can keep coming back to for tactical tools and inspiration.

What you'll find inside

Usability goals and best practices

Learn when it's best to use this method—and when it's best to steer clear.

Usability testing metrics

Pinpoint the best metrics that tell a story and create actionable insights.

Usability test checklist

Pull up this checklist time and again when you're ready to start a new mission.

Case studies and examples

See how Dropbox approached usability testing and the impact it had on their study.

"While [usability] is an easier methodology to learn and conduct, it isn't without challenges. It took me some time to perfect the craft of usability testing."

- Nikki Anderson-Stanier
Founder, User Research Academy + People Nerds contributor