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Build Better Products by Kate Rutter, Laura Klein

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CHAPTER 10

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Validate Assumptions Better

Some Useful Validation Testing Methods

Exercise: Pick a Validation Method

Exercise: The Hypothesis Tracker

The Dangers of Validating Assumptions

Expert Advice from Janice Fraser

In the last chapter, we looked at a few ways to identify the assumptions that you hold about your users, their problems, and your solutions for those problems. Unfortunately, knowing you’re making assumptions doesn’t fix anything. You have to be able to test whether those assumptions are true. This means you have to accept the fact that your great ideas might be terrible.

Some Useful Validation Testing Methods

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