Posts about “testing”

In Search of Search: Discussing Analytics with Lou Rosenfeld

By: October 19th, 2011 7 Comments

Without direct user testing, it can be tough to determine whether or not your website’s navigation and content works for its current users. But that’s where your search bar comes in. UX Booth Editor-in-Chief Andrew Maier chats with the esteemed Lou Rosenfeld about his new book on the subject of Site Search Analytics.

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In Search of Search: Discussing Analytics with Lou Rosenfeld

Creating Gesture Guidelines for Tablets, Part 1

By: July 19th, 2011 13 Comments

As designers move into the realm of tablets, gesture-based controls lack consistency across platforms. Thomas Davies discusses his recent gesture study, and argues that standards are in order. Part one of two.

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Creating Gesture Guidelines for Tablets, Part 1

4 Quick Tips for Getting the Most out of Google Analytics

By: April 26th, 2011 19 Comments

There are plenty of tools and services out there for measuring useful statistics when doing research on websites. I’m often surprised to see people choose expensive tools with limited capability over Google Analytics.

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4 Quick Tips for Getting the Most out of Google Analytics

Can User Experience Designers be Lean?

By: October 21st, 2010 16 Comments

While UX Designers tend to focus on usability before value, entrepreneurs focus on selling a product. In this post, Sani El-Fishawy asks Designers to marry the two by heeding the call of the lean startup movement.

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Can User Experience Designers be Lean?

Overcoming the Obstacles of Usability Testing

By: July 27th, 2010 20 Comments

Usability testing, though incredibly useful, is not without its own hitches. Author and self-described “usability geek” Jacob Creech walks through the most common issues and how to avoid them.

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Overcoming the Obstacles of Usability Testing

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Analytics

By: July 6th, 2010 38 Comments

Analysis has traditionally been a numbers game. Only recently, however, has this industry turned its focus towards more qualitative methods—the domain of user testing! In this article, we explore the intersection of user experience and web analytics, so that budding designers can add rigor to their process.

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Analytics

Considering Prototypes

By: June 15th, 2010 15 Comments

Prototyping is an essential part of an iterative, user-centered design process. In this post, Andrew walks readers through a variety of considerations made during the creation and adoption of prototypes.

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Considering Prototypes

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Design Research

By: June 1st, 2010 41 Comments

Research informs the process so that we explore more worthwhile, appropriate design solutions. In this article we’ll provide a jumping–off point, so that you can add research into your own projects.

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Complete Beginner’s Guide to Design Research

Encouraging Negative Feedback During User Testing

By: May 25th, 2010 26 Comments

Have you ever sat in a user testing session, watching a user really struggle with the task at hand only to have them tell you at the end everything was easy and straight forward? How do you encourage these participants to be negative? I’ve discovered a few techniques that might be able to help.

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Encouraging Negative Feedback During User Testing

Usability Testing: Don’t Guess, Test.

By: May 18th, 2010 24 Comments

Remember, just because nobody complains, it doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect. The same goes for web design; usability testing is often overlooked by clients and designers alike, but the value that can be gained from it is immense.

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Usability Testing: Don’t Guess, Test.
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