After finishing the feature-complete prototype I recruited 5 colleagues within the office to perform a usability test that I designed and moderated. The main goal of these tests were to identify any major usability issues, or conceptual hurdles that would hinder end users from being able to accomplish their goals.
Given the short amount of time available for testing, I decided to do an agile form of usability test whereby I selected users of varying technical proficiency, with product managers, software engineers, and executive assistants as the subjects.
The main tasks that users were asked to complete were high level goals that a normal user would normally complete, such as sending assets to another wallet address, receiving assets from another address, and rebalancing their assets. Additionally users were asked to navigate between different parts of the app to view and analyze data related to their particular digital asset portfolios.
The usability tests provided product and usability validation in that all users were able to complete tasks and understood the market value of the product. One major design change that resulted from the usability tests was the addition of form fields on the rebalancing mechanism, in addition to the drag and drop interaction.