Unlike usability testing, which necessitates the involvement of real users to assess product usability, design audits can be conducted by UX experts who thoroughly examine prototypes with detailed attention to UX standards and principles. User participation is not mandatory for design audits as the focus is on expert analysis rather than direct user feedback.
Conducting Design Audits offers numerous direct and indirect advantages. Among these benefits are the positive impact on conversion rates, lead generation, and engagement. Additionally, design audits play a crucial role in enhancing website design and usability, leading to increased customer satisfaction and reduced customer support needs.
To initiate the design audit process, the UX expert will assess your application, product, or platform to determine and document the audit's scope. Once the client agrees on the scope, the UX expert proceeds with two distinct and scientifically planned stages: UX Evaluation and UX Research.
Throughout the audit, the design audit team will employ various tools, methods, and metrics to thoroughly analyze the product, application, or platform until the engagement's objectives are met.
The duration of the audit is entirely contingent upon the project's scope. Depending on the application, product, or platform's complexity and extent, audits may range from one week to one month in length.