Human usability testing will be needed for artificial intelligence generated web design – February 14, 2023

Human usability testing is an important step in the design process for any website, and it is especially important when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI)-generated web design. This is because AI-generated design can sometimes produce results that are unexpected or that do not meet the needs and expectations of users,

Usability testing allows designers to gather feedback from real users about the usability and effectiveness of a website or application. This can help identify any issues or areas for improvement, and ultimately lead to a better user experience and website that pay dividends.

When conducting usability testing for an AI-generated web design, it is important to consider the human factor. Peoples needs have to be taken into account and any pain points that are identified, need to be resolved with solid design.

You need to set clear goals and objectives for the usability testing. It is important to have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with the usability testing. This could include identifying any issues with the AI-generated design, or gathering feedback on specific aspects of the design. some examples could be color contrast issues for accessibility that AI can’t identify.

It is important to select participants who are representative of your target audience. This will help ensure that the feedback you receive is relevant to the users who will be using the website or application. Be sure that the design is accessible. Be certain that design elements are usable by a screen reader.

There are many different methods for conducting usability testing, including focus groups, user interviews, and usability testing sessions. AI can’t speak to people during testing. It can’t empathize when a pain point is encountered or read the emotions on a persons face when they complete a task or fail. Be sure to use a combination of methods to get a well-rounded understanding of user needs and preferences. This includes 1. interviews and 2. surveys. Both methods are valuable and appropriate depending on the goal of the usability testing.

After the usability testing is complete, it is important to carefully analyze the feedback and identify any areas for improvement. This could involve making changes to the AI-generated design or incorporating additional features or functionality to better meet the needs of users. Be certain that any colors used in the design are compatible with users that may have disabilities and be sure to test.

Human usability testing is an essential step in the design process for AI-generated web design. It helps identify any issues or areas for improvement and ultimately leads to a better user experience.

Solving a web design/App usability issue

What is User Experience?

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It is the satisfaction someone gets from using a product, more specifically a website or app for our purposes.

Do you have a current website that is in need of an update? Take a look at it and try to find out how you can make it better for your users. Put yourself into there position and try to see if improvements can be made. Some of the questions you can ask yourself are:

  • how easy is the site to use/navigate?
  • can you find information that is required?
  • did you encounter any problems using the website?
  • would you use the website again?
  • any recommendations on how to improve the user experience?

Information Architecture:

the overall organization of navigation and content on a website or user iinterface. It is a logical pattern of elements eg) Nav, breadcrumb, sidebar menu, footer menu

Interaction Design:

The overall experience moving through a series of actions/tasks on a website. eg) A user completes a series of tasks of inputting information into a form which updates a database. The amount of steps it takes before a user completes a “call to action” such as, signing up for a newsletter or buying an item from your website.

Separating Visual Design:

The overall look and feel of the website including elements pictures, colors, textures etc. Of all ofthese elements are used to complete the design of the UI and how it can affect the user experience. eg) a webpage that has poor contrast for readability like green text on a black background. Tools like WebAim can help with testing contrast.

Testing the Ui:

Find a group of users that fit your target market. Information from the group will provide an indepth view from UI/UX. Testing is ongoing and iterative. Watch them as they go through the UI and record any issues, questions or concerns they have regarding the interface. Ask questions specific to the goals that you want your app to accomplish. This will help you when designing and save you from having to fix and redo the design.

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Gather metrics on your current website/app

Tools for gathering metrics include PIWIK, KISS Metrics, Google analytics. It is free and can provide a multitude of information like where are your users coming from. What entry pages. How long are they staying for? How far are they moving into the site? What is the bounce rate? What is the browser and version. What OS, device type and screen resolution?

All of this information is valuable and should be used when improving the UI for your design.

Remember, it’s not about you, its about your users.