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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What kind of card sorting is the best?

I have an online grocery website, it includes different categories and subcategories, I want to test the the usability of categories tree, in this case closed card sorting or open card sorting is the ...
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Quick interactive mockups for early usability testing [closed]

I've completely fleshed out my idea for a mobile web app. I've created the mockups in Sketch 3, and have documentation of all the models and controller actions I need to make this app work. I want to ...
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“people don’t know what they want until you show it to them”

One of the most successful products ever produced is the iPhone. It’s loved for its excellent User Experience worldwide. It came from an idea by the late Steve Jobs who is among other things famous ...
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How can I get hold of customers and users for research and usability testing when the business is protective or needs approval each time?

One of the things I find most difficult is while we (designers and devs) are working in an iterative agile environment, getting a hold on users and customers and trying to meet them in regular basis ...
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What sorts of questions should I be asking after each usability task? [duplicate]

What sorts of questions should I be asking at the end of each usability task? I am trying to identify usability problems - but I was wondering if there is an efficient way of doing this - i.e. ...
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Free usability questionnaire templates to follow?

I am a programmer, and whilst I may know a lot about programming - I do not know a lot about UX or usability testing in general. I plan to undertake a usability test on a website that I designed. ...
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Recruiting participants: question to screen web designers/developers

To understand the level of expertise of participants for a usability test, I always ask something like "What’s your experience with computers or tablets? Mark all that apply." The choices are: I ...
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Is it necessary to conduct both guerrilla testing and traditional testing for a single website?

I am in the process of conducting some traditional usability test sessions for my sports website. I have some good feedback so far on the navigation, layout and design of the website. But I've just ...
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How do Enterprise Softwares validate A/B testing?

I just started working for an enterprise software company, and I'm having a hard time integrating validation to see "what works" for the user. I'm used to working for more consumer-based software, ...
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Conversion based on clicks or orders

I'm running A/B split testing using Instapage. My dilemma is whether using clicks or orders versus visitors should be my conversion rate. This is what I had so far A: 556 visitors - 27 conversions ...
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Is it good practice to ask why a participant didn't do something a specific way after a usability test?

I am conducting several usability tests this week on my sports website. The purpose is for me to find out any flaws in the design or any usability issues that may affect navigation and other factors. ...
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Should I revert back to the home page after each usability test task?

I am conducting a usability test of a sports website. I'm trying to find potential usability errors and design flaws for my website. I have a list of tasks that I will give to my participants to ...
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Executing usability tests on a system which has on-boarding. Should the users be aware of this?

Planning on running usability tests with a product that has an extensive on-boarding tutorial/process. Of course the actual product will allow the users to skip such steps however the product it self ...
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How do I get large numbers of specific users cheaply? [closed]

I need to recruit 100 users for a quantitative survey. The users need to have specific job roles in sales and marketing. While an even split in demographics is ideal, it is not required. I have the ...
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Best practices for getting quantitative data feedback on different design variations from a large number of users

We are interested in running a purely quantitative remote web-based user test with 100 specific users and showing them different design variations of a concept. After they see the concepts, we will ...
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Should we ask users to play a role when performing user testing?

I'm actually working on a users-testing session, to test an expense report application. My question is: When I ask the user to do a task, should I ask them to play a role? Example: If we want users ...
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Would having people vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests keep people interested in UX?

I'd like to get people at my company involved in usability testing by encouraging them to vote on the outcomes of multivariate tests. A talk I saw at a conference a few weeks ago explained that this ...
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Should a Store Landing Page have separate appt. selector- one for workshops & one for tech support, etc

I am having a bit of a challenge with my stakeholders in helping them understand my point of view on how to handle our appointments for workshops and product-driven/assistance questions. My company ...
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User testing: asking experienced users to bring frustrating test cases?

Is it a valid testing strategy to ask experienced users to bring their own frustrating use cases to the table, rather than giving them our own task to work through? Are there caveats or best ...
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Time intervals for prompting the user for profile information

I have to collect some piece of information from the user and add it to his profile. The screen that asks the user for the information is skippable but with without a "don't remind me again" option. ...
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How to test icons with users?

In an web-app we have a bunch of command functions, each represented with an icon and a label. We've done usability testing of the UI as a whole, and taken note that a couple of icons are a bit ...
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UI Memorability Testing

I'm about to start testing the memorability of a user interface the Nielsen's way, where UI memorability is the amount of time/number-of-tries needed for the user to reach the efficiency during a ...
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Single-Field Credit Card Payment. Experience or Published Data?

I'm currently attempting to employ the single-form credit card input solution similar to the one on Brad Frost's website (link below) but I'm facing some reluctance from others on this project due to ...
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Is using another method to complete a user task considered a fail if it isn't what I'm looking for?

I designed a dashboard layout for my company's monitoring application and had a couple of users go through a usability test session while using the application to see how usable to dashboard is. On ...
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Using a survey to identify problems, for usability testing

I'm new to UX research, and I am on a small UX project just for the sake of practice. Before conducting a usability test, I understand that I need to know the user's pain points in certain products ...
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Testing memorability of a homepage

I am testing the design and layout of a homepage for a SaaS product. The layout is not clickable so i am only testing how clearly it communicates its message and I am trying to mimic behaviour of ...
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Usability testing

I'm planning some usability testing at work and have a few questions that I can't seem to find good answers for anywhere else. Firstly I'm relatively new to usability testing and have never planned ...
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What are the core tools and processes an organization should have in place to test web application accessibility

I'm a developer for an organization that is starting to plan out how to overhaul a number of our web applications with a focus on making them both 508 compliant, and truly accessible for users with a ...
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How much margin (if any) should I allow for in calculating SUS?

I'm running a use test for 12 participants split into 2 sets of 3 subgroups (user type and user location - these are NOT mutually exclusive groups). I need to produce 7 different SUS results: ...
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What are the Pros / Cons of iterating on a prototype after each usability test session?

I run a lot of guerilla usability tests on my prototypes at my company. Sometimes, after maybe the second or third participant runs into the same issue, I'll think about fixing that issue before ...
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Best Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing Tool? [closed]

My name's Ivan and I am a UX Specialist in Belgium. Since we are a rather small UX team within a big company, we are trying to find ways to help us in our day-to-day activities. As such, we are ...
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What is website industry benchmark for Net Promoter Score?

Industry benchmarks do exists for Net Promoter Scores. For example, the Consumer Software Industry (Sauro, 2011) has an average Net Promoter score of 21%--meaning a 20% is about average for products ...
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How to allow for 'exploration' in your user testing?

In a lot of user testing sessions I've been in a common task is to test the effectiveness of a particular icon or navigation control. The typical scenario: tester: How would you accomplish task ...
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What ways to conduct user research quickly and cheaply are there?

Let's face it, in today's world - everything is moving fast and with approaches like agile, UX gets squeezed. It doesn't have to be this way and from what I hear many companies are using Sprint 0 ...
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Concept testing

I'm currently working on a strategy project. The team conducted interviews with users on what kind of impressions they have about our product and other products like ours. They've told us what they ...
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Solid evidence or user test experience for Badge Notifications

Has anyone looked into the effectiveness of those red notification badges on the top navigation of websites like facebook and google plus? I know it's useful for Facebook, but I'm wondering if it's ...
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How can we have usability and UX tests around PAN (personal area network) gadgets interfaces?

Our gadgets around us are changing and I think that it will continue for a while. I really wonder if there is a nice example about usability and overall experience testing methods for Personal area ...
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How can I ensure users don't fear the word TEST in the invitation for usability testing?

I did a lot of usability tests and sometimes users came to me saying: Wow. When you said TEST, I thought I should study more. Do you notice the MORE? It means that they studied something! I ...
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Measuring reaction to website changes in New x Returning users

As we see every time Facebook changes something, users tend to have a negative reaction to changes in UI. But how can we measure the effects of this discomfort on conversion? The first thing that ...
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Performing Unit Testing for UX

I have a tricky question and I'm not sure if calling it "unit testing" is the right thing to do as I am by no means a UX person - I am learning a lot though. I have a website and I'm trying to ...
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Getting honest feedback on usability tests

I work in a small company where I'm the only UX person on the team. We're in the process of conducting usability testing on an important section of the system that involves transforming of existing ...
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How to usability test a prototype that's not fully functional?

I will soon be performing usability tests on a design prototype of a web app. The proposed system, though, makes use of some advanced interactions that we probably won't be able to mock up in the ...
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Which software do you use for facial expression analysis?

Dear incredible community, I am once again in need of your help. Summary: Looking for a tool to analyze participant's webcam feed to produce a report of facial expressions - it does not have to be ...
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Measuring UX of big enterpise application

I'd like to measure usability and identify potential areas for UX improvements of rather big application. We've managed to identify 3 main user groups (based on roles) and around 3-4 main tasks ...
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What is a good user group size for going out into the field to test your interface with users, one to one? [duplicate]

If I want to take a paper or pdf version out to test with typical users, one to one, how many users should I find to test on to get the most helpful results?
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How to select a set of tasks for tree testing to prevent selection bias as much as possible?

We are working on the optimization of the information architecture (IA) of a business software with more than 100 menu items. We have hypothesis on current problems and possible solutions for the IA. ...
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Is there a function to get the optimal number of choices in a Likert scale?

I was answering a question today and it reminded me of a discussion I had with a couple colleagues about the optimal amount of choices in a Likert scale. I vouched for the classic 5, one of us stood ...
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Testing on Googles new reCAPTCHA

Has anybody run user tests on Google's new reCAPTCHA? My company is looking at using it and wants to run some tests before we implement. If you haven't tested it, do you know of any places where ...
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Are touch-start and touch-end (i.e. Mouse-down and mouse-up for touch-screens) intuitive?

I'm contemplating using a touch-start gesture (i.e. Mouse-down for touch-screens) on the tablet version of my website. For what I am trying to do I need to differentiate between a click and a ...
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User Testing Framework and Questions for comparative tests

I am planning to conduct a number of task-based moderated think aloud tests for a service that I am designing. I will be repeating the test with the same setup regularly throughout the year and I am ...