How Canva approaches QA
At Canva we regard QA as “Quality Assistance”. Quality is created by our world class development team, and QA is the team that measures it. We’re all about creating a culture and processes that support quality from the very beginning, not just catching bugs retroactively.
That’s why Canva’s QA team aims to be involved at every step of the development process. From the first product and design meetings, to helping define acceptance tests, to building out and automating a test suite and finally working with our support team, we have a holistic view of Quality Assurance. Canva appreciates that QA has a unique overview of the product that can inform many different teams.
We aim to foresee risks, because we know how things integrate and which components depend on one another. That’s where the real value of QA is.