Lightning round: What is a test persona? What is it? A test persona is a fictional person that represents a system's potential users. Also called "user personas" or simply "personas". Why do I need it?…
I've made a series of test stories from my favorite test runs. This 2-days user experience test run is without a doubt the most extensive test I ever did in the smallest amount of time. These were not average 8-hour workdays, these were meticulously planned sessions that fit into my timetable with great precision and lasted from morning to evening.
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.
Did the thought of a mobile test lab and the problems with updating it and running it ever keep you from doing mobile testing? Don't be discouraged, there are still so many possibilities. I don't own a place or work anywhere with access to a fancy and up-to-date mobile test lab. But that doesn't mean that I can't do a lot of testing!