When a QA met reality technology: A strategy to test a reality-based application
Reality technologies, like augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies are amongst the top technologies that business is looking forward; and it is a phenomenal task to find an expert to test app developed based on these technologies.
There are a lot of platforms and tools available for reality-based application development, but what we lack is a standardized reality-based application testing strategy. Testing is performed on reality-based applications which differs a lot from the “traditional” testing which is a health hazard due to multi-dimensional environments and simulations that use vision, hearing and touch to interact with the artificial world.
As we know with the given immersive component of these technologies, lab testing and automation are completely ineffective. Therefore, a robust testing strategy is required to understand the current parameters for testing; a shift from traditional testing to immersive testing; and best practices to test are the need of the hour.
After testing numerous clients’ reality-based applications and our own internal applications by the CoE (center of excellence), we observed that it is impossible to anticipate and cover all the situations that can be experienced by end-users with a device and an application.
Traditional testing strategies are not working well for reality-based application – testers face new challenges in their daily work, while their experience and structured methods are becoming (to a certain degree) ineffective.
The world around us leveraging reality-based technology, the current situation, the opportunity to upgrade testers to test immersive technology effectively.
Although, testing new technologies and applications is always exciting, seeing their own strategies and tools fail in testing can be frustrating even for well-seasoned testers. I aim to provide testers with a better understanding and help them to apply their critical thinking to deal with uncertainty in their test objects. In addition, understanding the business needs for opportunities to optimize and innovate, and develop quality products. The fact is that the realm of reality technology is very different, therefore it needs specialist for testing these technologies.
Outline/Structure of the Tutorial
1. Introduction of Reality-based application - 2 min
2. Different types of reality-based application and their differences - 1 min
3. Limitation of testing for reality-based application - 2 min
4. Testing strategy for reality-based applications - 10 min
5. Detail about methods for testing motion sickness -5 min
6. Testing methodologies - 10 min
7. Key performance indicator measurement and standards - 5 min
8. How to automate with a live demo - 15 min
Q&A - 5 min
- Reality technology testing is different from conventional testing.
- Testing challenges in reality-based applications need new testing strategies.
- Parameters that impact and important for testing a reality technology
- Testers have a new view on testing and are ready to create a well-defined testing strategy for effective end-to-end testing.
QA, Reality based application developers, Project Managers, Product/Business owners
Prerequisites for Attendees
There are no prerequisites for this session.