UX - research methods and techniques

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A Comprehensive Guide to UX Research Methods

You can’t build a product people will fall in love if you don’t know your audience. To maximize your chances of success, it’s extremely important to …

Usability

As a user…

This month the latest entrants to our UX graduate scheme started training on the fundamentals of UX. One of the sessions was about usability …

Usability

Triangulate for Better User Research

Last year a friend was getting married on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.<p>If you’ve ever flown to Hawaii from the mainland US you might have heard of …

Bringing Personas to Agile

Don’t “Validate” Designs; Test Them

<b>Summary:</b> The phrase “validate the design” discourages teams from finding and following up on UX issues in user testing. UX research must drive design …

Usability

Comparison of Usability Testing Methods

Want create site? Find Free WordPress Themes and plugins.<p>There was a time when we spoke of usability testing it meant expensive labs and one-way …

Usability

Asking the right questions during user research, interviews and testing

Interviewing users is an art — whether you are running usability testing, focus groups, ethnographic research or whatnot. Here are some good …

Employment

10 Simple Tips to Improve User Testing

by Nick BabichTesting is a fundamental part of the UX designer’s job and a core part of the overall UX design process. It’s a great way to eliminate …

Usability

The Art of Guerrilla Usability Testing

<i>This article was originally published on July 2, 2013. It was revised on July 25, 2017 to include updated recommendations.</i><p>Want UX Tips Delivered …

Usability

Digital Tools for Design Research

Design research is about understanding real people in the context of their everyday lives and then using what we learn to inspire our work. This …

Design Thinking

UX Research: Stop the Objections! – One Pot Projects

You are conducting user research — whether you know it or not<p>As a UX designer, I have heard lots of reasons why <b>not</b> to conduct user research. Usually, …

UX Design

The Basics of Recruiting Users for Usability Testing

Recruiting the right participants is crucial if your user research is to get your design anywhere. Your research participants must be able to …

Usability

Step By Step Guide To More Structured User Research

on December 13, 2016 /<p>User research. A concept that has long found acceptance in most companies. We know that user centered design is important – and …

Preparing to Test

When an organization gets support for user testing, it’s time to celebrate! Jump right in, find some users, and run the tests—right? Actually, it …

Usability

Best Practices for Qualitative User Research

No matter how big or small your user research project is, if you are going to do user research, you want to make sure that you are doing it right. …

Usability

Getting the Most Out of User Tests

Getting prototypes in front of users is an exciting moment in the design process. Putting the design work through its paces and seeing whether users …

Usability

What is User Research?

Getting into the Mobile App User’s Mind – User Research for Mobile Applications<p>It’s well understood that user research is what makes for the best …

UX Design

Chapter 11: Curated List of Research techniques

11. Chapter 11: Curated List of Research techniques<p>by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger<p>Since this book is intended for both designers and …

Usability

Storyboarding in UX Design

In user experience design we’re familiar with user research techniques like workshops and interviews. We synthesise our research into user stories …

UX Design

Group Notetaking for User Research

<b>Summary:</b> Teams can use digital chronological logs or affinity diagrams to capture notes, and then aggregate these notes into top findings with the …

Note-Taking

The 5 Steps to Customer Journey Mapping

YouTube

The Essential Guide to Writing Effective Survey Questions

User surveys are popping up on websites and mobile apps everywhere. Well-designed ones yield helpful data. Poorly executed ones are a waste of time …

UX Design

Quantifying and Comparing Ease of Use Without Breaking the Bank

<b>Summary:</b> The PURE method quantifies how difficult a product is to use and provides qualitative insights into how to fix it, both without costing a …

Usability

An Analytics-First Approach to UX, Part 1

Sophia is discussing usability testing with her client and can’t wait to get started. The only problem is that they’ve got different ideas on what to …

Analytics

5 Ways To Use Google Analytics for Your UX Research — SitePoint

photo : Joelk75<p>As users visit your website while you sleep, do you ever get a slight gnawing feeling – like you’ve left a small child alone while you …

Write Better Qualitative Usability Tasks: Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid

<b>Summary:</b> Writing good tasks for a usability study is an art, not a science, but there are still rules. Examine your tasks for these 10 common …

Usability

Card Sorting: How Many Users to Test

<b>Summary:</b> Testing ever-more users in card sorting has diminishing returns, but test at least 15 users — 3 times more than you would in traditional …

Usability

Card Sorting: Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

One of the earliest card sorts I ran was unnecessarily complex, involving over 100 cards with around 80 participants. Yes, what a sucker for …

UX Design

The 1-page usability test plan

How to sleep better at night<p>A week or so before a usability test, I often have a least one bad night’s sleep where I wake up worrying that I’ve …

Usability