The testing phase of the Design Thinking process is important, because it really allows us to make sure the product we are delivering is functional, easy to use, and simple to understand. In my case, I am testing my website, www.elementarydesignthinking.weebly.com. To test this website, I created a Google Form survey for a colleague, a shared Google Doc for an MSU classmate, and had an informal conversation with my husband. Having a fellow MSU classmate assess the website provided me with the most honest feedback. Because we don’t know each other outside of class, the politics of friendship did not weigh on his suggestions. By having a colleague test the website, I was able to hear from an authentic and targeted audience member. This is exactly who the website is going to support. Lastly, asking a family member to review the website was also helpful because my family member is removed from education and therefore was able to speak to the simplicity of understanding the content.
Check out the video I made to explain the importance of testing and the changes I made based on feedback by watching the below video.