January 14th, 2016 by inflectra
Our designers have come up with a set of prototypes for the test execution page in the next version of SpiraTest 5 to address feedback and usability issues we have identified over the past 5 years. We need your feedback to make sure we're on the right track...
At Inflectra, we pride ourselves on helping teams manage and test their products in a quick, organized, and flexible way. We believe SpiraTest is best in class for helping you manage your tests–the test cases, test steps, test sets, the running of tests, and recording the results.
There are many opinions about how best this last step of this process–test execution–should work. Some testers need to spend substantial on each step. Other testers want a streamlined way of working through tests quickly. And yet others need to be able to run tests and record results on the same screen (or using a secondary device like a tablet).
Our designers have come up with a set of prototypes for the test execution page in SpiraTest / SpiraTeam 5 to address these diverse needs. You can see these early mockups below. Please read the team’s explanation, look over the designs and give us your feedback. These designs are not set in stone–we really want to hear from you before the developers start rebuilding test execution from the ground up. With your help, this part of SpiraTest can make your work easier and faster than ever before.
The designers’ brief had a few important principles that we wanted for the new page:
They created a single page with three different views…
We hope you can see the potential of these new designs. What do you think? Contact us with your ideas (the above questions are there to get the ball rolling) as soon as you can–this is one of the last pieces of the puzzle before we can complete SpiraTest 5.
Send us whatever comments you like. Here are a couple of questions to get the ball rolling. Will the ‘table only’ view give a more efficient way to get work done? Should we add a dedicated ‘add screenshot’ button to make it easier to add these directly as actual results?