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User input cardinal point “Orientation”

I create a website for Solar Power. The user can choose the position orientation and inclination of his solar power plant and then receive an estimate of the possible energy production. Do you know ...
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Survey incentives

Not sure if UX is the right place for this, but it is partly a behavioral economics question so I hope I'm in a reasonable place. For a survey prize draw, has there been any research done to assess ...
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Interfaces designed deliberately to contain high density of content and actions [closed]

There has been a strong trend towards the simplification and shallow IA of modern websites and applications, yet I can't help but wonder if there is also some correction required for certain ...
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What is the rationale behind the way modern elevator dispatch systems are implemented?

There have been many elevator upgrade projects with the aim of saving energy and time for the managers and occupants of buildings. I suspect this has to do with the increase in height and volume of ...
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Published research supporting UX interview techniques?

I've seen a lot of articles online about never asking users what they want, not asking users to justify why they want it or why they made a decision, not asking users what they would hypothetically do ...
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How do rules of Ben Schiderman apply/violate? [closed]

I read about 8 Golden Rules of Ben Schiderman which are as follows: Strive for consistency Permit easy reversal of actions Offer informative feedback Enable shortcuts for frequent users Provide ...
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NN/g report and its application in design

Just wondering if anyone has had the experience of purchasing a NN/g report, which seems to be an authoritative and often quoted reference for things UX and web design related. I am trying to ...
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How do you determine an appropriate number of personas? [duplicate]

I created 4 Personas for an online car reseller based on focus-group and analytics data. The head of sales pointed out that there are more user groups on our website. I know that usually 3 personas ...
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Research and testing for chatbots in user interface design

Given the recent news about Microsoft's Tay chatbot being pulled off the internet after being exploited for its vulnerabilities, I was wondering if there is much research out there on the value of ...
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Are symbolic rating scales easier for the user to understand compared to numbered scales?

I saw on a website's feedback widget that provides a rating scale using a combination of '-' and '+' symbols to replicate a five point rating scale. Even though it is not common practice to indicate ...
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What are the best, practical, resources for evidence based research? [closed]

I've done a little research on this and have found that places like the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) have some best practices, but ...
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experimental design

In an experiment, same group of participants are required to test (low and high) visual quality of a user interface. The goal is to find whether perception of usability is affected by any of the low ...
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Re-designing a Data Entry CMS

Within the last year I joined a scientific research team as a programmer/analyst. Amongst many tools used by the researchers at this company, is a centralized content management system used to log ...
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How do I leverage UX methodologies to improve my portfolio?

I would like to improve my portfolio website and my skills as a UX designer. The best way I have thought to approach this is by doing research. I know this topic in one way or another is covered in ...
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Data on forcing marketing opt-in?

In a form, if users had to check a checkbox to receive further marketing emails but couldn't continue the transaction unless they checked it, what do you think the drop out rate would be? Does anyone ...
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How to demonstrate to stakeholders that redesigning an enterprise solution requires substantial initial investigation

I'm trying to explain the value of proper research for a large enterprise application redesign. There is some pressure to deliver mockups "to get ahead of development" but the reality of the ...
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What's the difference between card sorting and affinity diagramming?

I understand how card sorting and affinity diagramming work (both are fairly well documented online), but they seem so similar that I'm not sure what the difference between the two is, if any? Are ...
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What is the rationale behind creating a 'pretotype' rather than a more simplified version of a prototype?

Do we really need to make design more complicated than it really is (or should be)? I have heard that the term 'pretotype' is being thrown around a little bit as the next trend in UX research and ...
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How useful are scripted twitter/facebook “ready to share text” functionality?

When LA Times launched their new site, they introduced "sharelines": precooked text ready for twitter or facebook. This feature has been removed. I assume it was not well-received or just not being ...
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Is it beneficial to include non UX related research on a portfolio?

I'm a psychology undergrad and I've done a number of research papers, but not much has to do with UX, though a few (not all) have to to with HCI and the sociology of social media.
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Universal Human-Interface Guidelines

Have there been academic attempts to produce a collection / framework / taxonomy of generally applicable HIGs (Human-Interface Guidelines)? Each major platform tends to have their own, and while they ...
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Are Germans a different kind of human?

My title is facetious, but my question is serious: I'm being told by a client's business-analyst team that Germans WANT to read every detail on a website and WANT to read every word in a contract—...
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Will employers hire someone who wants to code AND practice UX? [closed]

During my uni, whilst studying graphic design, I got more and more into programming as I enjoyed creating processes leading to a final design (from generative visual design to data visualization to ...
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What would be the best way or methodology to find my users' web browser? [closed]

I'm designing a new web project for a company. For the success this project, it will be very important to know the main web browsers that users use. What do you think would be the best research ...
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Any user research done to know whether to use “Your/My” or “<person's name>”

I'm not working in the field of UX, but something occurred to me the other day that I would like to ask. Let's say we are logged into a website, and at the top of the page, you have a dropdown for ...
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Best way for handling a user/customer database for feedback

For product of a certain size there are many people involved with research and feedback for each part/module of it. In addition, marketing and business people run their research as well. Are there ...
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Apple Watch: How to recruit users?

There are not a lot of users of the Apple Watch (at least in Germany there are probably less then 1%). Which user group would you recruit for a user test to get reliable results? I am thinking about: ...
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Recommended research articles or best practices for UI techniques for encouraging users to explore more functions of a complex application?

I can highly recommend the recent article by Cockburn et al. "Supporting Novice to Expert Transitions in User Interfaces" (ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 47, No. 2, Article 31, Publication date: November ...
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Delayed Auditory Feedback, reduce stress if not your own voice?

I am working on an app to provide Auditory Feedback to users to help speech fluency, comprehension, and pronunciation. Essentially trying to create a digital version of this product: Toobaloo (I have ...
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How long should we test every option in an A/B test?

Currently we have an app with a number of features that fit well into a tab navigation bar below the action bar. Because of the vision of having more features in the future, business guys want to have ...
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On a marketplace website, what would be a good way to signal sellers that a certain item is in high demand?

On a marketplace website, I'd like to signal sellers that a certain item is in high demand, but is rarely offered. In your opinion, what would be the best way to notate that?
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Recommendations for well-known example where “UX” decision improved conversion rate?

I have to present the value of UX to a room full of marketing people. I have the very-well documented ROI stating that well designed interfaces = increased customer satisfaction = reduced cost of ...
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Resource library best practices/existing UX research

I've had a heck of a time googling for this as I keep getting directed to resource libraries about UX. My company is redesigning their resource library (tons of webinars, guides, whitepapers, case ...
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In there any research available whether people sort first or filter first?

I am curious whether there is some research available on the topic of how people deal with a long list of items. Do they sort first or filter first or it depends a lot on the context of the task and ...
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Do People Prefer to watch TV/Movies on Tablets larger than 8 inches?

Recently I was told by a friend that most of watching users prefer larger tablet (more than 8 inch with ratio 80 /20). Because it is a big difference I`am wondering if there is any research or ...
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'Top Searches' or 'Top Queries' naming in an application for marketing people

I was wondering what everyones thoughts were on the naming for a search engine analytics application where it's technically correct to use the term 'querying' rather than the term 'searching'? ...
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Data on sharing / suggesting / inviting behaviours on mobile

I am researching patterns of sharing / inviting / suggesting behaviours of users on mobile apps. I can imagine they differ by channel (facebook, whatsapp, instagram, email, sms etc), content (...
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Research CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) with mobile devices

I am looking for more researches on this particular use of technology. If anyone know similar cases or studies about, please, share with me! In the meantime, thank you so much for your attention and ...
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Convince user to follow a page

Our website is used to manage investment funds. Users can create channel pages that are basically a list of funds plus an activity stream. Now, we want other users to go on those pages and start ...
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Examples of UX Research Proposals

I'm applying for a junior-level ux research role, and I was given a brief on how the company is trying to understand the causes for user drop off on a particular page of the site. I'm being asked to ...
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Research on the most intuitive gestures for mobile devices

What does current UX research tell us about gestures on mobile devices? Which gestures are the simplest to execute and which are not? What makes a mobile gesture intuitive? For example: Do users ...
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Any studies comparing Inertia Motion vs Value Selection in form data?

The Scenario: We're developing this new app which uses a selection slider to select some value (in this case, weight). Now, coming dev time, the client wants this slider to have an inertia scroll (...
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Why show the reading time for an editorial article?

I noticed that while reading on medium.com every article has a suggested reading length. Reasons this might be good UX include: It adds relevance/timeliness (just as we list author/date of ...
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Is there research supporting the link between colors and emotions?

I recently reviewed a style guide document and came across a passage concerning colors. In the text, different colors are attributed to different emotions, e.g.: Orange stands for lust for life ...
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Any lesson learned or best practices on the UX of a 'Download' button?

My company provides a free edition of a desktop application we developed. Currently I have 'Download' button only on website, and I consider to replace it with one of the following three suggested ...
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Are dial format speedometers more effective than numeric speedometers?

I recently criticized a sketch of a automobile instrument cluster concept that indicated speed with a bar gauge and a numeric readout. I and many others suggested that a dial speedometer was easier to ...
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How to create a UX Research Portfolio?

I am currently applying for UX positions that are mostly orientated around UX research but also include UX design in terms of wireframes, mockups, personas etc. I am now being asked to submit my ...
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What's the difference between “Discovery” and “Usability”?

User Research - Google Ventures I wonder what do you think are the real benefits from doing "Discovery" questions?
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Is it true that people expect tooltips in 'old looking' systems but not in 'new looking' systems?

My hypothesis is that if you have old plain HTML forms, users are more likely to hover over elements and read tooltip texts giving more details about them. But if you style the forms to look new/fresh/...
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What are the effects of A/B Testing if the user is aware of it?

I went on the same website on two different browsers, and I got two different layout + design. I was being A/B tested. I didn't like that, probably because: I don't like to be part of an experiment ...