Usability -- the capability of the software product to be
understood, learned, used and attractive to the user, when used
under specific conditions.
We all use interfaces in our everyday living, such as television
remotes and software applications. We all have experienced that
some interfaces are very confusing while others are easy to learn
and use. The ease and speed of how people learn to use a product
to accomplish their tasks is called "usability".
Usability Testing -- improves usability by watching and
analyzing how users perform these tasks.
In a usability test, a usability specialist will ask a few target
users to use a software or web site as they would in their real
life and work. By measuring task completion time, mistake counts
and analysing the users' logic and preference in performing the
tasks, usability specialists will recommend how to make your project
easier to use for the users.
Many large companies, such as Microsoft and IBM, spend millions
of dollars on usability testing because it provides information
far more valulable than the investment. We can provide the same
services to your localized products and enhance their chance of
success in the international market.
Even if your product has been tested during the process of development,
please be aware that new usability problems will appear during the
localization process. Let our experts help you on the test planning,
user recruiting, test conducting and result reporting!