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This is the last article of the Become a Product Hero series. I will focus on usability testing using UserTesting.

So far we have seen how to quickly get to a definition of a product or feature by building wireframes with Balsamiq and how to build an interactive prototype with Sketch and Marvel. Now it is time to validate that what you have designed is easy to use.

Equipped with your product or feature prototype you are ready to start testing with real users to prove they are able to use it to achieve a successful outcome with as little friction as possible. This is called usability testing.

In the old days usability testing was expensive and time consuming. It usually consisted on getting potential users in a lab and watching them as they would use your product to perform a series of tasks.