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A crowd of people walking in the street Crowdsourced Testing: Give the People What They Want

Crowdsourced testing is a great way to connect with users and ensure that the product idea, design, implementation, and nonfunctional elements meet their expectations—or, hopefully, even exceed them. But like any other test effort, crowdsourced testing is both a science and an art. Here's how to do it effectively.

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Mukesh Sharma
Before Rolling Out Products, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Beyond focus groups and surveys, different paths lead to uncovering ways to delight your customers. It is important to recognize the problems, challenges, wants, and needs of people. “Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes” is also good advice for rolling out products.

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Pamela Rentz
accessibility Are You Reluctant to Venture into Accessibility Engineering?

Organizations are beginning to give a lot of attention and importance to accessibility engineering as part of their usability efforts; however, this has not translated into implementation strategies that have reached the market. Why is there a reluctance to venture into full-fledged accessibility engineering?

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Mukesh Sharma
People designing software for good user experience Devices and Desires: Understanding How Users Experience Your Software

When we design, build, test, and deliver software, it is imperative that we provide our users with what they need—not what we want, but what that they want. We need to understand the scope and breadth of the user base. Here are three questions to ask to learn more about how users experience your software.

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Isabel Evans Chris Porter
A voice-activated home device and a smartphone voice assistant Testing Next-Generation Digital Interfaces

With chatbots, facial recognition, voice integrations, and more, digital interfaces have a complex software side. With concrete examples from the market, Amir Rozenberg offers new approaches for embedding quality and test activities into the development cycle when dealing with this new generation of digital interfaces.

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Amir Rozenberg
roadmap Accessible Apps Create a Roadmap for Business Success

As one of the fastest growing sectors of IT, the expected growth for the app market is $80.6 billion by 2020. With that many app users having such varied abilities, it is extremely vital to make sure that your app is usable by everyone so that your app can succeed.

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Sunil Dangwal
search engine search field Increased Accessibility Can Lead to Increased SEO

Sunil Dangwal provides tips for increasing your site's accessibility and explains why increasing your site's accessibilty can also increase your site's search engine optimization.

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Sunil Dangwal
Integration testing Why Integration Testing Is Crucial for Mobile Apps

When customers use a mobile app you built, they expect seamless integration. Performing integration testing is essential due to the need to sync these apps with all the other devices and interfaces. With so many products in the mobile and IoT ecosystems, it is important for testers to think like their users.

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Raj Subramanian