This post is completely inspired by a very fun journey at TestBash Manchester!
You know when you get on a lift and you see a sign similar to this:
The fun started when I was explaining that I appeared to be testing the lift in my hotel every time I stood in it. The first time I got on, just me by myself, it told me that the lift was full and needed to be emptied. The second time I got on, I pressed floor 13, no other button was highlighted on the panel. The lift stopped at floor 10 and told me it was floor 13. I was so confused that I didn’t manage to get out of the lift, the door closed and it started going down. You can see why I started to take the 13 flights of stairs to the room instead
Then we were leaving a meetup, someone pointed to the sign saying how many people the lift could take. As is going to happen with a group of testers, we tested the theory. You can see the results in the picture. This lift seemed to function perfectly fine with the load we tested. It announced the correct floors, we were delivered safely to the exit.
What other ideas would you have for how to test a lift?