If you’ve read some of our MCD blog posts, you know how important we think testing is… but it’s not just client work we like to throw in the lab. We get extra geeked out about gathering learnings from some of our in-house projects, and we recently had an awesome day testing Mixsee Beta with MCD friends & family.
Each of our testers explored a completed Mixsee, browsed around, used search and filtering features to discover new adventures, and then created one of their own – and they did it all on both desktop and mobile devices. Like it often does, testing confirmed some thoughts we already had on how to improve the UX (always a good sign that our thinking is on the right track!), and enlightened some new ideas on how to make it even better (also a good sign when your users get it), especially around clearer language and more labels. When in doubt, it’s always language and labels.
For the most part though, we got confirmation that Mixsee WORKS; that there’s a whole huge range of user types and use cases out there – some we hadn’t even thought of – and we want to make Mixsee kick butt for all of them. Luckily, we have an upcoming January release, which gives us a window of opportunity to put some of our testing results into play. And as for some of the others, well, we’ll be working on those down the road.
The bottom line is that as much as we love having our staffers create Mixsees and share feedback with us, there is nothing like getting a product into the hands of your consumer and watching how it works. We look forward to more Mixsee lab sessions to come.