Usability Testing is a type of testing done from an end-user’s perspective to determine if the system is easily usable.
Testing to determine the extent to which the software product is understood, easy to learn, easy to operate and attractive to the users under specified conditions.
Usability testing also reveals whether users feel comfortable with your application or Web site according to different parameters – the flow, navigation and layout, speed and content – especially in comparison to prior or similar applications.
Usability Testing tests the following features of the software.
How easy it is to use the software.
How easy it is to learn the software.
How convenient is the software to end user.
Benefits of usability testing to the end user or the customer:
Better quality software
Software is easier to use
Software is more readily accepted by users
Shortens the learning curve for new users