Before the visual design was put in developers hands one last usability check was needed. This was actually the first time I did this, and I have to say it was one of the most eye-opening experiences as a designer. Actually seeing people using your product in front of you. Mind = Blown.
What was tested
We tested high fidelity designs with the help of inVision, most of the testing was focused on discovery and user understanding of the new design.
All in all 6 random testers were selected from a neighboring company, which did not exactly reflect our user base, but for the purpose of finding crucial usability mistakes, this was okay given the small amount of time.
Users were given a couple of specific tasks
- Log into account
- Select a video and play it
- Rate an artist
- Promote artist
- Review the page: What stands out?
It was discovered through testing that some elements are not as obvious to the users as they were to me, thus some drastic changes were made. This reflected most in the complete redesign of the artist spotlight section.