Posts about “Design research”

User-centered Design Tools for the Enterprise

By: January 8th, 2013 4 Comments

Multiple attributes of enterprise software affront the otherwise normal, user-centered design process. Designer and researcher Jana Sedivy explores two tools that she’s used to bring the creative process under control.

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User-centered Design Tools for the Enterprise

Running a Successful User Workshop

By: July 31st, 2012 3 Comments

User workshops won’t tell you exactly what to do but, if run correctly, they can give you invaluable insight at the crucial early stages of a project. Craig Brewster explains everything you need to know to setup and run an in-person event with your users.

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Running a Successful User Workshop

Women On Top: Inappropriate Dropdowns

By: June 12th, 2012 37 Comments

What’s the best order for the options in your dropdown? Kate Roberts shares her design process, the results of her usability tests, and tips you can use to improve the forms on your site.

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Women On Top: Inappropriate Dropdowns

Facebook’s Faceoff with Google+

By: May 18th, 2012 10 Comments

Facebook didn’t just nail “social;” they created it. But where they sometimes fail – and where Google+ could win out – is usability. Liz Carlson of UserTesting shares results of their organization’s latest usability study.

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Facebook’s Faceoff with Google+

Better Experimental Design for Better User Testing

By: March 27th, 2012 4 Comments

User testing is a key part of validating design decisions, but what if the design of the test itself is invalid? Robert Kerr provides a number of perspectives by which we can reevaluate our current research methods.

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Better Experimental Design for Better User Testing

Total (Memory) Recall

By: January 31st, 2012 6 Comments

Have you ever walked into a room and promptly forgotten what you came in for? Tim Minor helps us understand why this happens and what it means for our digital experiences.

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Total (Memory) Recall

Jumpstart Design Research with a Diary Study

By: January 3rd, 2012 2 Comments

Many initial ethnographic research endeavors require significant ramp up time on the part of the researcher. Andrew describes how to use an informal diary study to jumpstart your next qualitative user research session.

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Jumpstart Design Research with a Diary Study

Design Studios: The Good, the Bad, and the Science

By: November 15th, 2011 5 Comments

In order to really understand how and why design studios work, though, designers must look beyond design. Senior product manager at Case Commons and UX Booth contributor Jim Lindstrom points us to social psychology and behavioral economics to better understand the dynamics.

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Design Studios: The Good, the Bad, and the Science

Top Approaches for e-Commerce Product Videos

By: August 16th, 2011 12 Comments

When used well, product videos can be a valuable asset to any e-commerce site. Usography founder Paul Bryan continues his e-commerce discussion with a journey into the ins and outs of product videos.

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Top Approaches for e-Commerce Product Videos

10 Absentee UX Features on Top e-Commerce Sites

By: July 26th, 2011 51 Comments

eCommerce sites may be missing a number of crucial opportunities to satisfy users and increase sales. Paul Bryan of Usography shares the findings of his recent study on online stores and explains how they’re missing the mark.

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10 Absentee UX Features on Top e-Commerce Sites
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