A Fundamental Mind Shift For Usability Testing

Jared Spool argues that the 5 users myth doesn’t apply to all user research methods. The statement that including 5 to 8 users in your study is enough to discover about 85% of usability issues is only applicable to usability testing. However, mature companies shift towards more proactive research in order to get a better understanding of their users. Instead of focussing on reactive research (=usability testing).

For proactive research the 5-8 user myth doesn’t apply.

The full article was published by Jared Spool on Medium

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