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3 useful test cases for ensuring a consistent user interface

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on September 26, 2009

From Software Planner newsletter

  1. Abbreviation inconsistencies: If your screens contain abbreviations (e.g. Nbr for number or Amt for amount), the abbreviations should be consistent for all screens in your application. Again, the style guide is key for ensuring this.
  2. Delete confirmations: It is a good practice to ask the user to confirm before deleting an item. Create test cases to ensure that all delete operations require the confirmation. Taking this a step further, it would also be great to allow clients to turn off specific confirmations if they decide to do this.
  3. Save confirmations: It is good practice to ask the user to confirm an update if updates are made and they navigate to another item before explicitly saving. Create test cases to ensure that all record movement operations require the confirmation when updates are made. Taking this a step further, it would also be great to allow clients to turn off specific confirmations if they decide to do this.

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