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Your Usability Test Checklist

Don't miss a beat! Prepare for your next usability testing session with this simple checklist that helps you plan every step of the way—then use it again and again.

Don't forget any details

From creating a screener survey to planning backup participants and signing consent forms, you can rest assured that you'll have everything in order.

What you'll find inside

✔ 2-3 weeks before

Design your test, recruit participants, and book out dates.

✔ 1 week before

Write tasks, invite colleagues, and send out best practices.

✔ Day of the test

Test technology, turn off distractions, and walk through NDA and consent forms.

✔ 1 day after

Send incentives and thanks to participants, follow up for more studies.

“Although it can be easy to leave some planning for the last minute, completing this checklist will set you up for success. Taking the time to go through these tasks will help ensure your team gets what they need, participants are comfortable, and you, ultimately, are less stressed.”

Nikki Anderson-Stanier

Founder, User Research Academy