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Research method for touch gesture design

So, I designed/suggested some gesture for some actions for my college project. The design I made is based on common touch gesture (by common, I mean gesture usual gesture like 'tap with one finger' to ...
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How to do User Research when interviews are impossible?

User Research is the heart of UCD and UX, most of time my clients requesting my job as UX Specialist "Remotely", and I wonder what is the best working methodology to do User Research when interviews ...
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How do you create real data backed personas for a simple marketing / lead generation website?

An effective website must meet both user and business requirements, right? In the case where a business simply needs to gather qualified leads and the user is simply trying to learn more about the ...
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Canonical names for GUI design patterns

In communication with colleagues and clients, which authority (website, book, …) should one refer to for canonical names of GUI design patterns (for web pages, mobile apps, desktop applications etc.)? ...
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What research is there suggesting modal dialogs are disruptive?

It seems "Everyone" knows they're highly disruptive for many situations but often times clients don't. Particularly in desktop applications this form of dialog is often misused, often disrupting a ...
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Are there any studies of users getting jaded of dialog requests?

There are permission request boxes such as this one, or requests from other users as per online social networking sites. Are there any studies that show people becoming jaded of dialogue boxes of any ...
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Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I wanna put hand gesture on webpage. Usually, in webpage, there's navigation bar that located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by hand ...
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Dropdown options that open popups

I have a dropdown list (styled like one you'd find in an online form) that changes a user's status. This dropdown list is part of a row in a table of users; each row is one user and each user has two ...
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Show contextual FAQ's prior to contacting support?

Does providing contextual FAQ's prior to allowing users to contact a support specialist increase ROI? It seems that there is at least a perceived benefit (as many companies do it). Are they basing ...
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What percentage of Internet keyboard users are hunt-and-peck typers?

Some people can type without needing to look at the keys. Other people need to look at the keys before pressing a key. I'm curious if there is any published research on the percentage of users that ...
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Usability testing for open-source projects?

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 ...
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What user research data is available on Twitter Bootstrap? [closed]

Has anyone come across any user research or done studies that can show improvement in usability and user experience using the Twitter Bootstrap framework? I would especially be interested in the real ...
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Using radio buttons responsively

I am working on a project with form design - giving users a choice of 7 options. With prototyping (in Axure), I have found that users using mobile phones seem to have some difficulty selecting radio ...
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How do you distribute multiple surveys to a limited number of participants and get the right sample size?

My problem is that I need to distribute approximately 10 surveys in the next year to a participant base of about 1,000, and I don't want to spam them. I don't have the means to significantly increase ...
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What would be the best methods to find out the factors that can change customers behaviours who call?

We want to understand why our customers have to call rather than find relevant information on our website. We want to find the factors so we can influence or change their behaviour in the future. ...
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Grouping participants in a card sort analysis?

Instead of having one large subject pool of card sorting participants, has anyone ever tried segmenting their participants with a supplemental survey to define which persona they may fall into? If so, ...
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what are different approachs to keep user 'in flow' or engaged? [duplicate]

I'm currently reading some papers, some of them are Functional metaphoric approach to be ‘in the flow’ with computer interfaces by Pranav Mistry and Interfaces for Staying in the Flow by B. B. ...
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RX for Tap-phobia? Looking for research on 'back' navigation for mobile

When we're presenting mobile wireframes, we often run into the commentary where you get the 'I think that's too many taps'. This is a variation on the 'everything must be within 3 clicks' myth. I'm ...
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Loading time on mobile apps - user's experience and expectations

Every mobile app that loads data from the internet (and others too) has some time when the app is, well, loading data, and the user has to wait for the operation to finish. My questions are: Is ...
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What research methods can I use to create personas?

My experience with personas has been from creating personas with data that already exists usually provided by the marketing team based on their research. How do you go about conducting research to ...
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How do you source your persona photographs?

Like many of you I'm sure, I consider the creation of user personas to be a crucial part of the UCD process, particularly when starting a new project. While we all have our own techniques and styles ...
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Is there any research on a Subscription Call To Action button of: Subscribe vs. “View Subscription Options”,etc.?

In our Demo mode we'll show options to start a Free Trial and Subscribe ($). One of the things I want to test is not showing the price, but then I think that if we show Subscribe with no price it ...
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Is there any research or data on horizontal vs. vertical navigational menus?

I've seen many sites using both horizontal (top) navigation, vertical (left) navigation, and both across web sites for a long time. My understanding is that they're both conventions, but I would ...
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Are there any recent studies of the “Keyboard vs Mouse”-issue?

Back in the late 80's, Apple Human Interface concluded that the mouse is faster than the keyboard, objectively. But also that every test person subjectively thought that the keyboard was faster. ...
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Canceling a User Interview

I made a recruitment error by scheduling an interview with a participant who isn't fit for my study. What is the appropriate protocol for canceling an interview?
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Quantitative and qualitative data used in UX research

I am trying to find examples of user behaviour research that combines both quantitative and qualitative data. It seems to me that most of the research leans heavily or exclusively towards one approach ...
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Statistics or research on browser window size based on the display screen size

There are many sources and references for reports on screen resolution and display sizes for desktop (and mobile), and there are less information about browser window sizes. I think both pieces of ...
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Metrics to gauge website design visual appeal

I originally asked this question at Graphic Design StackExchange about evaluating the aesthetics of a visual design, but since then found a really interesting study that I thought I should share with ...
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Are users resizing window?

When I calculate some layout positions and sizes in javascript, I always add a listener to recalculate it when user changes the window size. This way I can e.g. always keep a tile square etc. Now I ...
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Research citations on the importance of Usability (UX) in Educational Software?

I'm trying to demonstrate the importance of UX in effectiveness of Educational Software So things like: Large Fontsize Multimodal feedback (audio and simple animation on conrrect/incorrect) ...
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Isn't all user testing essentially a way of gathering how people think things should work?

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 ...
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Any Research on User Experience Perceptions of Native Apps vs Web or Hybrid Apps

My organization is looking at developing mobile applications, we have a wealth of web development resources. There are many factors to consider in making the decision of how to develop this ...
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How does Gamification change User Behavior?

On Location Based Applications the use of Gamification is essential. As you move along and check in you earn badges and points. Users also find themselves in a leader board, which most certainly ...
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Where does UX fit into captology, if at all?

I only recently came across the field of research known as captology, where the psychological principles of persuasion is combined with computer technology. Assuming that user experience design ...
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Has Fitts' Law been adapted to Touch screens?

The question Is there any difference in element minimal sizes on 10 and 24 inch touch screens? made me wonder; has Fitts' Law been successfully converted to Touch related events? There's 3D movement ...
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What original sources have research on how long it takes a visitor to decide whether to stay on the site?

I've seen many statistics referenced along the lines of: Visitors decide where to stay on or leave a website within [7, 2, 11, 0.8 seconds] of seeing it. Typically the statistic is used when ...
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Social Widget Engagement Stats

I'm working on a redesign for an e-commerce company's blog. From the competitive audit I did, most prominent blogs and e-mags have social widgets rolling alongside the actual article, or share buttons ...
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Competitive usability evaluations: What if I've already done the work?

As a freelance UX designer/consultant with a particular primary industry, I'm thinking of offering a service for usability evaluations of a prospect's site and their competitor's site. Has anyone ...
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Research on the Usability of Grid Views

I have been trying to persuade my colleagues that viewing, sorting, and searching large lists of data in a grid are less usable than performing those actions on that data in the context where it is ...
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Is there any academical research that pertains to CTA importance and efficiency?

I want to find some very respectable research that unveils the importance and efficiency of calls to action.
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Is there any research with respect to how font-weight affects readability?

Is there any research with respect to how font-weight affects readability? Obviously, there is some relation there, but I'm struggling to make a decision based on any facts. I created a jsFiddle ...
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Apart from safety, has there been any research conducted, hopefully current, with respect to user-experience and right- vs left-hand traffic?

Background The terms right-hand traffic and left-hand traffic refer to regulations requiring all bidirectional traffic, unless otherwise directed, to keep either to the right or the left side of ...
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Research on impact of display ads on UX?

Is there any research on how the kind and amount of display advertisement affects UX and or usability of the site?
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Responsive website or not given this statistics?

Background I am about to redevelop a health-related website which has the following user statistics: 80% users from hospitals and counties (90% of these use IE8 on Desktop PCs) 20% public users such ...
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User acceptance of suggestions from decision-support system

I am looking for research into user acceptance of suggestions that they might receive from a decision support engine (spam filter, for example). Are users more inclined to take the suggestion if it ...
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How to do you elaborate the usability testing goal for a simple task?

I'm helping one of our designers to test a simple task on one single page. When I ask him what's your goal for this testing, he said it is to see whether users can find the item or not. It sounds too ...
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Post-Wiki area: How to navigate a repository?

Currently I'm building the housing for a repository of WordPress code. It will be an open source project where the foundation will be housed on GitHub and participation on building the "curated ...
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Best practice: title, given name, surname form fields in one row?

Is there any conclusive research about having multiple form fields in one row in specific cases? Research about filling in speed (or preferably on conversion rate). I am specifically thinking of the ...
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What happens when gamification is poorly done?

Gamification originally sought to take advantage of the fact that intrinsic, embedded rewards are more effective motivators than external ones. It has also become exceedingly common, but the ...
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Display comments order - best practice

I wonder what is the best comments order on the website. I assume there are two major methods to display comments: from newest to oldest, from oldest to newest. Facebook uses method one and ...