Exploring Exploratory Testing

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Exploratory testers need to draw heavily on their creativity, memory of past events, and intuition. While many people may be naturally gifted in these areas, that subset of the population is not the only group of people who can be exploratory testers. Exercises that encourage participants to develop their creativity, sharpen their memory, or focus their intuition will probably all play an important role. These exercises will draw on the extensive literature in other fields and tie these concepts into testing.

Exploratory testers need to draw heavily on their creativity, memory of past events, and intuition. While many people may be naturally gifted in these areas, that subset of the population is not the only group of people who can be exploratory testers. Exercises that encourage participants to develop their creativity, sharpen their memory, or focus their intuition will probably all play an important role. These exercises will draw on the extensive literature in other fields and tie these concepts into testing.

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