Chatbots are already here, but in the next couple of years, we’re going to see a lot more of them. Frameworks for them are both affordable and easily adaptable to specific companies. The chatbot can become part of a company’s support or information departments, without having to be built from scratch. But how do you test one?
Last month I did a one-week project where I put an app through usability testing. The company that hired me was very careful not to tell me a lot about the app and their system, since they wanted me to see it for the first time. That was a very wise decision on their part. While I performed the first testing, and got to know the app, I was struck with the value of this very first meeting with the system.