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Chapter 1. Planning a Web Project > Revising Your Original Plans — Using Feedba...

Revising Your Original Plans — Using Feedback to Improve

As a Web project progresses, it moves through a cycle of review, feedback, and revision. Each iteration of the project (hopefully) helps the finished product be better. Establishing project milestones (which we discuss in the earlier section, “Setting Goals”) is an important part of the initial planning phases. The milestones provide points along the way when all stakeholders can have a look at the site and give feedback about the progress.

Whether formal or informal, usability testing (a process where you let people play with the site to see what works and what doesn't) at key milestone points can provide useful feedback. To conduct a quick, informal usability test, select some people who are representative of your target audience — preferably people who are not involved in the project at all — and ask them to try to use your site; then have them provide feedback about their experiences. Book III, Chapters 9 and 10 contain more information about usability testing and getting feedback.


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