Beta and Quality Testing

Once the prototype is complete, it can be tested. Testing procedures will vary depending on the product, but can include:

  • Checking the product against the requirements documents
  • Use cases conducted in a lab
  • Usability testing with real people (in focus groups or within the company, for example)
  • Safety inspections

Once this round of testing is complete, the product either proceeds to limited production or (more often) goes back to the design phase for minor tweaks and adjustments.