Experiences from testing

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I continuously try to gather my experiences from working with software testing as a software test consultant. I share personal stories from the world of testing and things I’ve learned the hard way. It is my hope that new testers can benefit from these thoughts, and veteran testers can get a new perspective.

Creating a demo video in an IT project

A pension company digitised the flow of receiving, treating and accepting requests for pension products. To the pension workers, what before took place on paper, pen and in ring binders, now became hidden. Though creating a demo video for this project only took a few days compared to the amount of […]

test persona names

My great test persona names quest

I’ve gone through several iterations of coming up with test persona names in my latest project. In the beginning I started thinking about names for my amusement. But after some time I realized that there’s actually something to gain from considering naming practices when it comes to test data. Setting […]

Drawing wireframes for a better user experience

I’ve made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. During this test run I cooperated with a company’s designer to construct an optimal task flow in an app. In the end I drew a complete set of wireframes for the app that the developer used for the development process.

TDC FindMMS despair

A rant about the horror that is TDC FindMMS

Ever heard of TDC FindMMS? It’s a service from Danish telecommunications company TDC. I sometimes receive notifications per SMS that I can view an MMS message online. It sounds simple, but TDCs amazing lack of putting any thought into the user flow, allows the rest of us to learn a bunch […]

Using UX mapping to get easy insights on users

I’ve made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. During this test run I used the method of user experience mapping to show how a target groups satisfaction with a product changed as they interacted with it, thereby finding problem areas for redesign.