As some of you might know, we’re currently working on a tool for remote usability testing. We call it Userbrain. Here’s a short introduction into what Userbrain will do for us – and eventually for you.
With Userbrain testing early and often finally becomes reality. Everyone who already knows that testing design ideas and concepts is key to delivering great software, also knows that it’s a lot easier said than done.
Not only is remote usability testing still way too expensive to be done on a regular basis, it’s also impractical to watch hours and hours of videos, before you get actionable results. We think it’s about time for a better solution. One that’s easier, faster and cheaper than current tools and services. And that’s why we are building Userbrain.
Note that we are real evangelists of testing early and often. We write about it on our blog, talk about it in presentations and teach students the importance of getting into the feedback loop as soon as possible. Yet we ourselves regularly experience how hard it is, to not just talk the talk but also walk the walk when it comes to early usability testing.
With Userbrain we provide a tool for designers and programmers to get instant feedback from real people who participate in their tests. It’s all about quick and dirty, because that’s the only way to make testing early and often a reality. Only if a new test can be set up within 3 minutes (instead of 3 hours), we will really start to test early ideas instead of costly prototypes or even worse, wait with testing until our products are finished.
If you agree with us that usability testing is not just quality assurance and should not only be performed at the end of a project but rather be an elemental part in every development process, we have a proposal for you: Sign up as a beta tester for Userbrain now.
You will stay informed on our progress, gain insights into how we are developing Userbrain and will be among the first people to try Userbrain, as soon as there’s a running version.
Testing early and often finally becoming real with Userbrain.