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Test Plan


  • To be able to cater to a large group of recipients
  • To gather feedback regarding user interface of developed functions
  • To detect usability issues based on user behaviour
  • To improve web application based on UT results

Number of Users: 30 SMU students, 5 Restaurant owners
Venue: SMU, restaurant around SMU, Chinatown
Date: Sept 17-20
Duration: 45mins per user, 1.5 hours per merchant
Scope of UAT2

  • Customer
  • Merchant



  • “my fav restaurant” page is so cool
  • The map covers the route details...It is good to show the route (from A to B)!


  • Related to Display & Design(Customer Side):
    • the homepage design need to be more attractive
    • place-holders are messed up with real input (see changes below)
    • should remind user username doesn’t allowed space
    • Inform user we distinguish capital and lower-case letters
    • explain the word “Ding”
    • Home page need more information like display the list of restaurants (see changes below)
    • Display restaurant name in each deal
    • “like company” button is not intuitive
    • make success message more obvious
    • explain how to redeem deal

  • Related to addition or modification of functions(Customer Side):
    • Not sure if min budget is necessary - still keep this
    • send notification one hour before the redeem time - not for now
    • should confirm before user cancel the reservation (see changes below)
    • preference choices are limited - (see changes below)
    • improve the speed of “like restaurant” function

  • Related to addition or modification of functions(Merchant Side):
    • allow them to upload restaurant information on their own page
    • registration step is too many – takes some time for them to understand the hierarchy - still keep for now
    • change deal type (see changes below)
    • allow merchant input start time (see changes below)
    • withdraw message when withdraw a deal - not for now
    • make redeem steps faster (see changes below)

  • Related to Display & Design(Merchant Side):
    • some name like “redeem by”, “merchant” is not intuitive for merchant when they exploring the app

Observations made

  • it's hard for some users to find success message
  • customer tend to click on the picture that is not clickable
  • customer do not know how to redeem a deal
  • merchant do not understand what "merchant ID" means

Changes To Be Made

  • redesign the UI(layout, color, expression and wording)
  • handle placeholder and error message
  • display restaurant list
  • add more cuisine types
  • allow customer to confirm before cancel reservation
  • change deal type catagories
  • allow merchant to put start time for a deal
  • shorten redeem step

  • based on observation: add redeem instrucation


Changes made Before After
Change the categories of deal types
Allow merchant input start time
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Make redeem step faster
Provide instructions to guide customer surf the site and redeem reservation


Changes made Before After
Make place-holders clearer
display restaurants list for users
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Let user confirm before cancel the reservation
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