Usability testing is the process of evaluating how easy a system is to learn and use.
In practical terms, usability testing ensures that software is user-friendly in regards to ergonomic considerations, screen design, and standardization. Usability evaluations should be conducted early in the software development life-cycle to minimize the impact of changes to the user interface.
- Better quality software
- Software is easier to use
- Software is more readily accepted by users
- Shortens the learning curve for new users