I've tried a couple of times to perform usability studies at an industry-specific trade show, and it's been largely awkward. In my experience, people are milling around and love to chat, but don't ...
Have usability studies been conducted on the use of alphanumeric characters as labels for controller buttons?
Controller Question Over the years there have been a wide variety of home consoles each with their own (mostly) unique controller designs1. One thing that most consoles have in common is their use of ...
What are the questions you need to ask or the methods you perform when you're doing a competitive web site analysis from a UX perspective? How do you gather the facts? When in the project process do ...
Undertaking usability studies often requires selling them first. What methods have you found effective for getting your plans approved? One example: I've used short project overview plans in the ...
How can I go about getting stakeholders to understand and "buy into" the results derived from UX research? For example, I ran across this great UX research plan by a Google UX researcher today.
Can someone provide examples of field data collection methods about users and context in the health care domain more precisely in hospitals? And if possible what are the results of the research?
It's pretty clear to me that standard stock images (examples 1 / examples 2) don't help to build a brand or identity. Are there any studies about the impact of stock images? Any other thoughts? In ...
I have been asked to offer advice for the development of an intranet for a large international company. The client will be developing the intranet in Sharepoint and is keen to use a user-centric ...
When user testing is performed, users are often presented with a serious of variations of a product and observed to see where they excelled and where they had trouble. People will often click in areas ...
I'm working (slowly) on an open-source project, and I was hoping to do some usability testing once it's a bit further along. Also, hopefully the GIMP devs will notice this question ;-). I'm not sure ...
Usability tests often present some real surprises where the participant's mental model does not match what they're presented with. What are the biggest or most interesting surprises you've come ...