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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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Sharelines - LA Times - gone… why?

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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Can anyone recommend 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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Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture

I want to put hand gesture on a webpage. Usually, in webpages, there's navigation bar that is located at the top of webpage. Often nav-bar is in a form of multi-level menu, like drop down menu. And by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you track new feature/product adoption?

Huzzah! You just launched your brand new feature/product X. You've been working on it for months, usability tested the crap out of it, and feel really good about how it all came together. After a few ...
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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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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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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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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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Is pop up always bad?

I am involved in a redesign project (web app) where existing system throws quite frequent, random pop ups. These pop ups are used to gather information and also to display information and ...
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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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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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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 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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Opening website external links in new window — published usability tests

In usability discussions about opening website external links in new windows, with regard to the argument of "keeping users on the site" there are occasionally references to usability studies which ...
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Phrasing of diary study prompts to get more user insight

I am in the process of designing a diary study to investigate the interaction between a current software application and its users. I am seeking open-ended data and insights from users that I might ...
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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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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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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?