My company hires a few interns every summer. Sometimes they are hired for a specific department related to their major. Other times they rotate departments and help where needed. One of the interns was recently assigned to my department to help me "beta test" a web app we're releasing soon. This is awesome but I have no idea how to teach a college student with limited tech experience how to "test" a web app.
How would you teach someone to test your web app?
What kind of pointers or instructions would you give them?
What kind of bug report would you ask for when the person testing isn't a dev?
So far I've asked her to:
- Go through the app like you were a normal user.
- Click everything!
- Try to use different browsers at different sizes including your mobile phone.
- Let me know if something doesn't do what you expect.
- Let me know if something doesn't look right.
Anything I've missed?