a method of analyzing an interface by the standard principles of usability. For questions regarding whether to conduct a usability study or how to best go about testing.

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Automated testing WITH human factors to collect software metrics?

reaching out to see if any other UXers have experience collecting automated data for software KPIs (did a quick search for related question, and didn't find anything. Apologies if this has been asked ...
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UXpin overseas user testing and Usability Testing Software

I work for a company and we build all of our applications in house. We are world wide and so I have been trying to push our user testing over seas. All of my prototypes are developed in UXpin. I ...
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Usability testing: closed/open-ended tasks & actionable/verbal goals

I am building an app which provides users information about stocks and allows users to follow stock development by adding them to their favourites. I am planning a usability test and have checked some ...
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Deciding about labels (Taxonomy in User Interface)

I work for a delivery company and we are creating a new section for our mobile app, which has the following features: Pending reviews of restaurants Order Status Order History Favorite restaurants ...
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How to setup the Usability Test and how to evaluate the results?

I am new to UX and trying to learn all the methodologies. I am now learning and understand how setup the Usability Tests and how to hen evaluate the results. Can you please share some of your real ...
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Should usability testing of a competitor's website be a part of your usability testing routine?

I was reading up on best practices on usability testing for websites and a recommendation was that get your participants to do usability testing on your competitors website as well as that would help ...
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Metrics for comparative study of collaborative systems

I have a collaborative computing platform which I want to run a user study on, and compare it with an existing, paper-based system. Both systems are meant to be used in some specific types of meetings ...
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How to ask a user which factors are most important to them when calculating weights in a model?

I'm creating an index related to "walkability". By walkability I mean: Length of sidewalk available User perception rating on various measures of performance Many other factors Some users may not ...
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Why is embedded help not popular?

I'm wondering why modern help systems are more passive than active? For example, each good guide through something look like this: So why we don't see this directly on website (service provider), ...
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Help and advice on user testing for accessibility?

I work at a small web development agency and I'm preparing to run a usability test on a web application we've built with a participant using a screenreader. Our development team just made a bunch of ...
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Determine scenario for task or let user decide?

I've read material about user testing strategy and they all talk about determining a scenario for the task. Is this necessary? Wouldn't it be more natural to let the user him/herself decide on the ...
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How Long Does a Usability Study Take from Start to Finish?

This question will likely have no single correct answer, but I'm looking for personal estimates on how long it takes you to complete a usability study from start to finish, including research, writing ...
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How long does it take to conduct UX Research? [duplicate]

If I'm preparing a project, what amount of time is reasonable to reserve for research? in terms of hours/days? Yes, it varies, but what are some examples/situations that you can think of where user ...
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WAMMI vs SUS global score

are the global scores of the WAMMI and SUS questionnaires comparable? Does a website with a WAMMI score of 95 have a better usability than a website with a SUS score of 85? If they aren't directly ...
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Are there any formulas or algorithm to evaluate playability of games from user's side?

I'd like to know what the title says. Basically, everything I have found deals with heuristics from developer's side, from device's side and the economical side of gaming development. However, couldn'...
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Measuring activity on an invision prototype?

I'm wondering if any of you all could help me with this predicament. I am about to finish a certificate in human-computer interaction and the final gauntlet is A/B testing the prototypes we have ...
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Tool/ workaround for testing locally stored Webpage on iPhone

I need to test a webpage on iPhone. Due to some security/IT regulations, I'm not allowed to use cloud services (especially US-based 8-) , because I'm working for a big company in Europe). So I'm ...
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Should I follow Mac or Windows UI guidelines? [duplicate]

In my product am using a modeless dialog box with “OK” and “Minimize” button. Where I can place these buttons on the Top Left or Top Right? If I place on the Top Left it shows am focused only on the ...
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Form Design: Mutually Exclusive Tabs vs. One Form

I am working on a form design that has two mutually exclusive forms accessible via tabs (Option 1). During usability testing my team observed users missing the tabs and only noticing them when we ...
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Testing with an application that will require user training

I have been assigned a project where I need to start doing Salesforce usability testing with a customer service department. My issue is that I've never tested an application that will require user ...
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Circular scroll bar [closed]

I have been developing a circular motion scroll, For Instance: if you rotate the circle clockwise the page will scroll down and if you rotate the circle anticlockwise the page would scroll up. ...
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How do you know, when a closed card sorting is valid (for website navigation)?

I wonder if there is a way to tell, when the results of a closed card sorting test are statistically significant (e.g.: number of participants or a formular). Background: I am working for a content ...
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What usability testing method should I use?

We have changed the design of our download form (Form you fill out to download a white paper or a guide) inline with a site redesign. It has been 1.5 months since we did this and the commercial guys ...
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How to design a project from the requirements of the stakeholder without knowing the actual needs & pain-points of the user?

I am assigned to design a new product (existing in market but with more added features). Requirements are provided by the stakeholder. I currently have no users in touch to understand their needs and ...
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Testing font in finance application

I would like to test how 2 different fonts (mostly for numbers) would affect performance of operations team. At the moment I have a hypotheses: "By changing font from A to B cognitive load of ops team ...
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First steps for implementing usability testing in an organisation?

I have voiced the possibility that doing testing of designs or prototypes on real people to get feedback at early stages in development and continually through production could improve the developed ...
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UX Strategy for MVP's

Could you please any one tell me about the UX method for MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCTS? We can't follow the traditional UX Strategy such as user research, scenarios, prototyping, user testing etc.. for the ...
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What's the most appropriate Metaphor for submitting a selected Item in android App?

I have designed and implemented an android application for patients aged >30. While conducting a usability Test, I found the following Issues : CheckBox: When the user searches for particular item ...
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How to design the optimal UI/UX test teaching lab?

Imagine you are training the next generation of UI designers and UX experts at a university, and the department just gave you a big pile of money to spend. How does the ideal testing lab look? (I ...
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How do you test your your wireframes? [closed]

Do you usually test with real users or with your internal team first?
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Testing Filtering Functionality inside a map based native mobile App

We have a map based native applications for Android and iOS, with the goal to help the user finding certain spots/locations that we have put on our map (sadly I can't go to close into detail of what ...
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Existing product: how redesign a product of a user only?

I participate in a project where "the owner" of the project is also user of it. Overall, it is a project to manage hardware certifications and / or software. The system is scalable and can be used by ...
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Where is the best way to approach hallway usability testing?

I found UserTesting.com but it costs $40 per person which is super expensive. I want to test if I am communicating the correct message to users on our site. Where is a good place to do some hallway ...
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a/b testing hundreds of pages at once, with a different layout [closed]

I want to try a new layout for my products page. It would involve a new layout and new color scheme on every products page. There are hundreds of product pages. My question is, how do you a/b test ...
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Challenges from looking at keyboard not screen while typing

Would love to know if anyone has done studies around different people's typing styles, such as:- Number of hunt-and-peck vs touch type stats Studies where hunt-and-peck users have caused design ...
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How can I get useful usability data from a focus group that are not made up of end-users?

After my company has recently been acquired, we have been allotted an hour of "usability testing" at an upcoming conference. The catch is, if we follow the template that has been put forth to us, it'...
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Should I ask the user to complete the task as fast as she can in user test?

I need to evaluate insurance auto quote process which has 3-4 pages of forms to fill. I have designed a prototype with two variations and want to test which of them is easier to use. So I plan to ...
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Self hosted user feedback options [closed]

Our product requires us to self-host whatever tools we use for information privacy. If our on-site lawyers do not approve a tool or service, we cannot use it. I have been tasked with coming up with ...
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Best Way to Time Users Performing Physical Activities With Mobile Application?

I work in enterprise UX and need to measure metrics for how the usability of our future application will have improved work performance among users. The system the users use today does not record a ...
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Save untested connection when testing is possible?

I have an admin console where I can add configure different data sources for my web application. The page looks like this : Some of my queries are : What is the ideal scenario for test and save ...
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Whats the different between Use Case (in Software Development Process) vs User Goal (in Usability Testing)

My background is system analyst, but while learning UX processes I have faced several things that confuse me; one of them is the differences between User Goal that is used in usability testing and Use ...
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Can something be a Minimum Viable Product if it lacks features that will be necessary for sustainability?

I've heard various definitions of minimum viable product (MVP), but they all focus on a simplified, yet useful, version of the final product. My team is building a product that currently appeals to ...
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How do I avoid the “Halo Effect” during testing?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on the Halo Effect lately. It seems that this effect can really make a difference in the outcome of my testing if I am not cognizant of its potential swaying power. ...
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Replacing all interaction in a complex UI with a single input field: Do successful implementations exist?

Main questions Can you provide examples of implementations that implement the suggested solution below? If yes, what are the benefits and drawbacks, especially as reported by users? As the SE ...
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Setting usability tasks for participants to test a website

I recently designed a website and I would like to test its' usability against end users. I am not sure about how I would set tasks, as I have read online not to give any obvious clues. One task I ...
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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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screen video capturing (usability test) on mobile

I'm trying to figure out how to conduct a usability test upon a handset device (smartphone). it seems there aren't many methods for screen video capturing of a user making use of an app. Do you know ...
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Recording Mobile Device for Usability Testing Sessions [duplicate]

Hi everyone i have a question regarding recording mobile device usability testing sessions. do you suggest any external device i can attache to the camera to record the test? if you familiar with ...
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How can I test a users decision to buy something?

I am working for a quite large online store. We want to start user tests inhouse. As far as I know you can test functionalities with user tests. But our brand is a way of life and many of our ...