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In this article, we'll cover the fundamentals of Design Thinking Phase 5 - How to Test Effectively. We'll discuss what a user test is, why it is important, when to conduct usability testing, and best practices for user testing. Testing provides necessary evidence of intuition and helps designers to alter products and services where required. There are many steps to conducting a user test, such as creating a test plan, recruiting participants, performing the test, and analyzing the results. User testing should happen on every project to reduce risk and save time and money. Lastly, we'll discuss some guidelines when planning a test, such as letting users compare alternatives and asking users to talk through the experience.