Saturday, 14 July 2012

Remote testing tool choice

A great article that not only outlines some of the best remote testing tools available, but categorises them and outlines what they're best for.

I've previously written about lists and reviews of remote testing tools, but this article by Nate Bolt probably does  the best job of providing well structured context too.

Nate - author of a great book on the subject - classifies tools under:

  • Method #1: if you like people 
  • Method #2: if you like machines better than people 
  • Method #3: if you like people, just not talking with them 

So if you're new to this kind of thing, thinking about yourself is probably as good a way as any to decide which tool or method you might pursue.

The article is a couple of years old now, but I think the range of approaches and why you might consider them still holds good. There will of course be even more tools to choose from, doing more sophisticated things by now.

Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing - article by Nate Bolt for A List Apart

Related post

Remote user testing advice from Nate Bolt (August 2010)

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