Ask the Expert: Should You Run User Tests Over the Holidays?
Should you plan to launch a user testing project over the holidays? In this installment of Ask the Expert, Centercode's Sr. Test Manager Mike Fine talks about the oft-debated holiday test launch: when it works, when it doesn't, and what you should expect from your testers.
Getting Attitudinal Data During Development With Delta Testing
Just like there are many ways to collect attitudinal data, there are different moments when data about your customers' thoughts, opinions, and attitudes comes into play during product development. But how do you get this data?
Why You Should Open Your Alpha Tests to Your Customers
Alpha testing is a critical part of getting ready for your product launch. It generally starts when your product is 60% feature-complete: stable enough to work in the real world, but still needs fine-tuning before it's ready for customers.
It’s Time to Bring Beta into the 21st Century
In the early 90s, the technological landscape was a very different place. Internet access wasn’t available in the average household. Cell phones weighed around a pound and a half. Spam was something you ate with eggs or over rice. And the idea of a home filled with technology that could wirelessly communicate not only with […]
How Real-World Product Testing Combats Bias in Tech
In early June of 2020, tech giant IBM announced they will stop offering facial recognition software until further anti-bias testing has been conducted. “IBM firmly opposes and will not condone the uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, [or] violations of basic human rights and […]
Tackling the Challenges of Beta Testing in a COVID World
The obvious: your revenue depends on your ability to launch a quality product. The not-so-obvious: figuring out how to drive up that quality efficiently when your production schedule has been disrupted, your processes are changing, and you’re grappling with both internal and external factors that are beyond your control. Even as we cautiously hope the […]