A growing topic for interface designers is user experience and usability. This area of expertise defines how easy an interface is for new users, and more specifically how easily new users can complete certain tasks.
It’s always possible to gather feedback directly from friends for cheap testing. But the subject of usability testing is vast with many active components. Where should you get started?
The answer depends on your website and your visitor’s goals. I’d like to cover the core fundamentals of usability testing, how to apply them properly, and how they can affect your website’s performance…
from Vandelay Design http://www.vandelaydesign.com/ultimate-guide-usability-testing/