Daniel Sauble is a Senior UX developer at Sonatype, where he leads design for Nexus, a software repository manager. In his spare time, he speaks at conferences, writes on Medium, and runs ridiculously long distances.
User testing is hard. In the world of agile software development, there’s a constant pressure to iterate, iterate, iterate. It’s difficult enough to find time to design, let alone get regular feedback from real users.
For many of us, the idea of doing formal user testing, is a formidable challenge. There are many reasons why: you don’t have enough lead time; you can’t find enough participants, or the right type of participant; you can’t convince your boss to spend the money.