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Localization Testing Tools – My Favorite Tools for Localization Engineering & QA

Perhaps I should have titled this post “Tools to Assist Localization Testing” as I don’t think there is a tool developed particularly for localization testing. However, since Localization Testing has such a broad definition, one needs a broad set of tools to do the job efficiently. Obviously the tools that need to be used for web localization testing vs. documentation review will be different, and some tools will only apply to particular roles. Localization Engineers do more automation while Localization Testers typically focus on reporting.

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Usability Testing Data: Don't Limit Your Data Collection Options

Usability Testing Data: Don’t Limit Your Data Collection Options

If you’re new to usability testing, the information available can be very technical and kind of confusing. It’s hard to know what you’ll need to invest, and what you can expect to get out of it at the end. One of the most important questions to answer is: What kinds of information should you get from your testers? Here are some ideas to get you started.

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How to Motivate Usability Testers in 5 Minutes or Less

How to Motivate Usability Testers in 5 Minutes or Less

When you work with an emerging technology like speech recognition, there is lots of unknown territory. So when we executed usability testing for data collection last fall – with one thousand people in just eight weeks! – we had to make sure we provided enough guidance, but at the same time stay unobtrusive.

We also had to figure out how to motivate people quickly. Here are the most important things we learned.

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