Ideal UX Audit timelines, variables and what’s included. This is how long a UX audit should take, plus: UX/UI Audit case studies so you can see the impact for yourself
How fast can you get actionable insights from a UX/UI audit?
Well, it starts almost from day one, but the full process can be a few weeks. Here’s how much time to allocate to a UX audit, a “what should be included” checklist, a list of variables that can impact your timeline, and a few case studies to explore.
Usually, a UX/UI audit takes 5–7 weeks, depending on the size and scope of the product, or your business requirements.
At Specno, our standard smaller project and start-up-focused UX audits take about 5 weeks. With more complex projects or larger enterprises with more sign-off processes and stakeholders, this can extend to 6–7 weeks, purely because of the time it takes for stakeholder availability.
Through conducting a lot of audits, we have identified the most common and the most beneficial processes that can be applied in the widest range of contexts, leading to a tried and tested formula to generate high-quality results in the shortest timeframes possible.
That said, Specno is more than happy and capable to take on longer UX audits that go into more granular detail and generate larger datasets, normally of around 10–16 weeks.
What is important, though, is that you get a few immediate insights very early on in the process. You often get actionable insights as early as the first week of the audit.
It’s important to note that the guide times shown here are based on the internal Specno turnaround and delivery timelines. We’ve created an entire team of dedicated and driven designers and developers, and are therefore able to turn around audits, designs and finished products at a level that’s ideal for funded startups and corporates.
Naturally, we can’t vouch for anyone else in the industry but ourselves.
A UX audit is an empirical methodology for reviewing how users experience your product, involving actual user research, competitive analyses, and building recommendations for product improvements. It generally includes:
Total time: 5–7 weeks.
Things that might affect the UX/UI audit timeline are:
Audits are data-lead – through analytics, feedback, recordings and surveys. And a successful audit needs enough data to be representative of the entire base. That means the larger the user base, the more data is needed, which can impact the timing.
Complexity is challenging to define, but we can categorize apps based on the type and quantity of features they require. The following table compares potential features and app complexity levels.
Complex apps with many screens, intricate navigation, and interrelated components may require a larger team or more time to complete.
The quality and promptness of stakeholder feedback and sign-off directly impact turnaround times. Delays can occur if key stakeholders are unavailable for presentations and sign-offs.
Choosing an agency over a freelance designer is typically faster and preferable. At Specno, we can generate a lot more value and turn around projects much faster, due to the sheer size of our team and mix of skills. We have specialised design, development teams, scrum masters and product owners assigned to your project, to de-risk the venture and enable rapid idea testing and faster delivery.
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Discover our software development case studies to witness real-world examples of how a UX audit and redesign significantly impacted companies, reducing drop-off, churn, and boosting conversions.
Some highlights include:
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