Jonathan Pardo - Music, The Beatles Rock Band, QA, and "Chaos Mode"
In this episode, Jonathan Pardo (Owlchemy Labs, formerly at Sonos) shares insights from his career in music, audio, and technology. He also discusses his time overseeing a community of over 150,000 testers, and highlighted the potential for personal and career growth in QA testing.
The Benefits of Delta Testing Enable You To Do More With Less
Delta testing is the modern user testing solution that answers the unique demands of today's customers, products, and development styles. More specifically, delta testing is automated, saving tons of time.
The Secret to Releasing Quality Products with Fewer Testing Resources
With businesses experiencing setbacks, building a product that stands out amongst your competition is critical. While layoffs or budget freezes can leave you with fewer resources, customers expect that their money gets them a quality product, especially in a downturn.
Delta Testing for Dogfooding
It's easy to find a company that has some sort of dogfooding or employee testing program. But it's much more difficult to find one whose program delivers actionable user insights derived from co-worker product use — unlike those companies using delta testing tools and practices.
How Delta Testing Keeps the Focus on Customer Delight During Agile
One of the greatest traits of agile development is that it allows teams to respond to customer desires quickly. Its flexibility and conduciveness to rapid iteration opened the door to product evolution through small, successive improvements.
How to Build and Release Perfected Products
What makes a product perfect? Your answer might depend on the role you play in product development. If you’re all about quality, you might describe perfection as a product that aces all its test scripts and doesn’t surprise you with bugs once it’s in the field. If your focus is UX, you might call a […]
How Customer Insights Are Shaping Tech for 2021
We’ve often described modern technology as highly sophisticated, highly connected, and continuously iterative. The rapid-fire changes of 2020 didn’t change that — in fact, it brought those qualities into sharper relief. It highlighted both the reliability of technology and its shortcomings. 2021 will be shaped by companies that have the best understanding of these nuances […]
Building a Foundation for Smarter Home Automation
Today’s homes may still be a far cry from the Jetson’s — but rapid advances in technology mean they’re smarter than ever. Products are getting more sophisticated, and as home automation spreads to wider audiences, product makers are running into both new opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Consumer desire to make the home more […]
The Secret to Higher Amazon Star Ratings
With hundreds, sometimes thousands of products to choose from, Amazon star ratings and reviews are one of the most common and reliable ways for consumers to make buying decisions and feel confident in their choices. In a 2016 study, 71% of consumers reported feeling more comfortable purchasing a product based on its reviews. As shopping […]