Comprises multiple methods for gaining insight into user needs and behaviours from real end users.

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Should employees and customers use the same or specialized interfaces for completing the same tasks?

A company previously had one application that customers could use to access their account, pay their bill etc. Alternatively, customers could call, and an employee would answer the phone and do all of ...
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What's the term for modeling detailed customer behavior in service/UX design?

Let's say I'm designing a service experience for a restaurant app. For a typical restaurant, you have an owner, a manager, an executive chef, line cooks, waiters, and a bar manager. Only the waiters ...
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How do i decide how the same website behaves in two different tabs in one browser?

See this is very interesting issue. User on my website uploads a design for 3D printing and then we offer him different prizes for different materials. For an example, if you upload a model and want ...
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How to deal with Privacy when performing Tests involving Video Capture?

Our company creates software that involves sensitive information. We have the opportunity to use a third party service for the temporary video screen capture of user sessions for the purpose of ...
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How many participants for an ethnographic field study?

I am gearing up for my first ethnographic field study of two to three different groups of users who use the same system. I'm trying to figure out if they use it in different ways even though their ...
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What is a reason for using both autocomplete and suggestion features?

This pattern is best shown when searching on Google. When a user starts typing (in this case stack), four suggestions show up on a dropdown list below but also, at the same time, the one that is at ...
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What is your UX strategy when your users want opposite things?

Getting clear user feedback is great. But what do you do with the feedback when different people, or groups of people, want different things? I have encountered this situation a few times recently. ...
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Is there any research into whether/how people save username/password combinations?

It's something of an open secret that many people don't handle the security of their accounts online in the same way the designers of such systems would want them to. This is why we often see text ...
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Search options for a tag hierarchy view

I am implementing a hierarchy of tags that a user can associate with certain objects relevant to their situation. The tag names can be duplicated, given the same name tag does not exist under the same ...
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How to know what user likes or dislikes about a product or service when user is unable to express it himself?

I see many people prefer one product or service over another in same category but when we ask them what did you like or dislike in those products they don't really have any answer. They say "I don't ...
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Progressive Profile Capture

Can someone please point me in the right direction of research on progressive info collection? Seen in apps like Match and LinkedIn where they ask a few questions, then later prompt for more. ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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UX research to build category navigation for video site

I have been asked to make categories for navigating on our viral video site. So far I'm thinking of doing the following ux research: Open card sorting Make our list of the most popular videos into ...
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How to design a physical device?

I have an idea for a product startup. It is a wearable device with one functionality, around which I and my friend started to think. We are pretty sure that we can develop it with only this ...
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What is the logic behind “Print to save pdf” workflow?

When you print any document in OS X, you can "print" the document as a PDF by accessing a PDF menu at the bottom-left of the print panel, where you can open the PDF in Preview, save it as a PDF or ...
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How can I user test a concept without a working prototype?

We are a user centered design agency which is stuffed with many user resarchers. We do test every step of a product and with a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods, from lab usability ...
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Does spamming users work?

If there's one thing that drives me absolutely mad it's when I sign up to a website or an app and they send me emails without my consent to either "remind" me to use their product more often or give ...
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What is the best number of navigation options to have on a website

Im looking at building a website WITHOUT the hamburger. However due to strict requirements we currently have 9 categories plus a large logo. There are 3 main categories, 3 of medium use and 3 with ...
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Correct way to verify a users identity on a serious site

I need a way to verify a users identity because my web site handles peer to peer buying and selling and I would like to minimize the amour of fraudulent users posting fake listings and never shipping ...
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Does logical program flow make a program more compatible with the human mind?

I recently began to wonder if a more logical program was more 'compatible' with the human mind, as in being more natural to use, and making the user feel more in control. Is this necessarily true? ...
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Studies on negative vs positive framing of registered user benefits?

I'm looking into the influence of framing effects on the willingness of guest users to register with a website. Specifically, I'd like to know how the positive or negative framing of user benefits can ...
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Personalised user Experience: Theme selection?

I am working on a design to allow users to set their preferences in terms of product themes/topics; this functionality will sit within a profile area where users provide other types of information.The ...
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What is the resistance within organisations for creating a customer/user knowledge base?

I am a passionate advocate for establishing a repository of information relating to all aspects of contact and interaction with the customer to help collect and extract information that is pertinent ...
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How to best explain to users how their details will be used?

What would be the best approach to explain to users that their information will be used to: 1- help authenticate them if they do get locked out of their account. 2- Communicate with them regarding ...
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User research for a product users have never used

I am designing a health tracker app for the users in my organisation and I am planning to interview users in order to understand them more. However, these users have never used such an application ...
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Research Method to measure user's satisfaction through Questionnaire

So, I have a project in gesture, where I proposed some gestures to be used for some action. Let's say it's a hand gesture design to control a menu (menu as in dropdown menu, or main menu in a video ...
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What is the difference between human factors and UX design?

I appreciate that this question might not have a well defined scope but i am hopping that providing a context might help. So consider the aviation industry ( often associated with Human factor) as an ...
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Research methods specific to former customers?

I have the opportunity to reach out to former customers to understand why they decided to move to a competing product. Are there any specific approaches for this type of customer engagement? Any dos ...
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Is it OK to autocorrect users when they have mistyped parts of their email address?

When logging in, users might mistype parts of their email address. For example, name@company.con instead of .com, Yaho instead of yahoo, etc. The main rationale is that by autocorrecting user input ...
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Can this UX-related Questionnaire used as it is?

So, I found this page of User Interface Usability Evaluation with Web-Based Questionnaires. I want to make one of them as Questionnaire for the design I made. But I'm confused, is that only an ...
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What is the difference between login throttling and temporary account lockout? what impact on the end user?

I am currently working on the redesign of a login page. I have initially suggested that login be throttled whereby pauses (incremental - in number of seconds) are introduced between each failed login ...
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Impact of images and icons on user perception when capturing personal information?

I am designing an account area where users are required to provide some personal information.I have came across research that suggests that the use of icons such as a "Padlock" or similar has a ...
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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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Should product owners force their design ideas into the final UI? [closed]

I dont know if its a valuable argument or not, but its something that I think about it sometimes. As a UI designer I always face a situaution when other people give their opinions about the UI, I ...
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When is it ok to skip discovery?

I'm working on a project that needs a vast overhaul. Lets just say its Lotus Notes for examples sake. The product is 5 - 10 years out of date (I've just been brought in). It needs a huge amount of ...
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Subscription plan vs credits [duplicate]

I am working on a small commercial product and It is still early days, but I already try to think of ways to monetize this service. I would like to know what users prefer or in which situation the ...
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How do you test navigation engagement?

Some coworkers and I are engaged in heated debate about changing the navigation arrangement from a left nav column to a top nav bar. Arguments in favor of a left nav are more visibility and more ...
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Questions relevant to User Permissions / Feature Flags?

I'm currently working on a user permissions project for a SaaS product. It will be used to manage multiple users within our product and needs to obviously have some sort of hierarchal system to assign ...
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How long does it take a user to find and click an object in a list?

I tried finding some data/research on how long it takes a typical user to find and click on an object located in a list but didn't stumble upon anything useful. The specific context I am dealing with ...
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Who to involve when making user tasks/scenarios for a usability test?

I am conducting my first usability test in our in-house testlab. I have asked my team (and the rest of the company) for hypotheses and aches regarding the service we are goint to test. Based on these ...
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User testing with no access to users?

I have an interesting set of constraints to work with: -We're launching a new line of products early next year. In a few weeks, we'll be sending out beta software/hardware units for distributors to ...
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How do users react to a browser request for geolocation?

Is there a study about a user's reaction to a browser request of a geolocation? What is the percentage of acceptation? In which case? What triggers acceptance and what triggers denial?
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Is there more benefit or more complications with UX working with the marketing team in user testing?

Although the UX team and the marketing team tend to look at different aspect/facet of the customer behaviour, it still seems to make more sense to be studying the same group of people for a more ...
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Product Manager against personas

I'm having a problem conveying the benefits of personas. I'm working on a complex product and am trying to get my team to build/use personas. Thing is, I keep getting rejected on the claim of "What ...
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Why would a company change it's landing page based on a user's operating system? [closed]

I was on www.Zillow.com today and I noticed that the landing page differs on both Windows XP and Windows 8 versus my Macbook Air running OS X 10.9; all running the latest version of firefox. Why would ...
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User research sources [closed]

I want to do some user research for personas, and am looking for existing research already done by others on my intended audience (if such a thing exists). Do you know where can I find existing ...
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What are some of the user research methods conducted for an analytics based product?

I am currently put in a project of designing an analytics product. I was wondering what are the best methods to conduct user research in this area. More Information : The target market is CEOs, CMOs, ...
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Using SUS to measure usability of an existing system and compare with a redesigned system

I will be undertaking a whole-scale redesign of an existing system. I'd like to use SUS ("System usability scale") questionnaires to measure improvements between iterations. As a baseline, I want to ...
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Requirement Gathering from Scientist user group

My users are scientists and are quite busy. I do not have options for contextual inquiry, but I am getting 15 scientists in a meeting room. They generally prefer not to talk and are always on their ...