Posts Tagged ‘charisma’

Charisma Testing Rikard Edgren 4 Comments

Why do you prefer a product even if it has equal functionality to a competitor? What is it that makes one product stand out amongst the other? Maybe you have had thoughts about what makes a product feel special? We all know that this happens in some way, but how do you test for the […]

Lightweight Charisma Testing Rikard Edgren No Comments

One heavyweight way of testing charisma is to use dozens of potential users on dozens of alternative product solutions/prototypes. For lightweight charisma testing, it is often fast and fruitful with an awareness of charisma violations. This method requires an understanding of the unique charisma for your product. Testers probably won’t be in charge of developing […]

The Best Product in the World Rikard Edgren 6 Comments

I recently acquired the best product in the world, for me. It is a Victorinox serrated multi-purpose chef’s knife that I use to slice bread. In 2000, chefs around the world voted it as the best knife in the world. I want to go one step further, and name it the best product in the […]

Competitor Charisma Comparison Rikard Edgren Comments Off

In many cases, it is worthwhile to take a look at how your competitors do similar things. Among competitors I include products you’re trying to beat, in-house solutions (e.g. handmade Excel sheets) and analogue solutions, solving the problem without computer products. Charisma is difficult to test, but competitor comparison is one way to go. You […]

Observation and interpretation by proxies Henrik Emilsson 3 Comments

If you haven’t done it before, have a look at the Software Quality Characteristics that we published last year: TheTestEye – Software Quality Characteristics You can probably imagine ways of testing for all of these quality characteristics yourself, and you might even come up with good oracles that can assist you in the interpretation of the […]