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

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What is the best way to find existing usability research?

Sometimes I'll be working on a project and wonder if someone has already researched a particular problem. The issue is that I don't currently have a good way to easily search through existing bodies ...
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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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User expectation for deleting an entry in listview Android?

My requirement for an Android app is to show an alert dialog when a user deletes an entry from the listview. Is it really necessary to show a dialog for deleting a single entry or is it enough to ...
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recommendations for best practices in testing upright and angled directory experiences on large-scale touch-screen display?

Has anybody had experience testing interactive touch-based displays for ux usability. Specifically, i'm looking at large-screen (i.e. wall-sized) touch screen software experiences that use advanced ...
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Instant gratification in B2B onboarding

Instant gratification seems to work very well when onboarding B2C end-users. To the extent that it's pretty much table stakes in some app categories. Intuitively it should translate into B2B SaaS, ...
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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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Focus state for Split Button?

What will be the action if the "Tab" key is focused on the split button? a. both the "A" & "B" gets focused. b. "A" gets focused first and "B" get focused on next "Tab". c. only the "A" get ...
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What are the best remote guerrilla research/test methods to get feedback from app users in Europe?

I’m a UX Team of one based in Asia but the primary market for our apps is Europe. We have slow uptakes for our apps in certain markets and really need user feedback as to why, but unfortunately we ...
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Why is it important to focus on user needs as opposed to requests?

This question is written with digital product design in mind, but is not exclusively tailored towards digital. It is pretty accepted that in order to design the 'best' solution to a problem, you need ...
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Research Study App - Could use some tips!

Really new to the UX field as well for designing for mobile. Currently working on a behavioral research study with the use case being for 500 incoming freshmen college students. 250 will be the ...
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Is personas based on real users? [duplicate]

Today I met more than 10 users for a software which is going to be developed. Now I am trying to make personas but i am stuck. Should I pick one of them or just make a fake that covers all of their ...
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How to gather “post-experience” user insights

I want to gather some user feedback about an application process. I was thinking it would be ideal to 1) do real-time usability testing and 2) gather some feedback from people who completed the ...
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User Research to validate App Concepts

I've been working with clients who want to create new native apps. They already have apps for their business and want to create apps to reach a broader audience. So, my company (and me, by default) is ...
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Is it ok to use arrows to indicate money movement in & out of an account?

I have seen numerous examples of banking applications that use arrows to indicate money in and out of an account. However the direction of the arrow is a bit problematic, specifically in which ...
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How do you tell users about surveys?

I'm drafting a user research plan for the next year on a higher ed site, and am interested in including a short online survey in addition to a few other, in-person user testing methods. Our site ...
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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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Template questions for user research group [duplicate]

I have just completed a HTML/JS prototype of a mobile application. Going forward, I would like to get a group of users to test the application, and offer their feedback. But as I will not be present ...
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Why are assumptions in Lean UX written in the form of “we believe … to be true” and not in the form of “we do not know if …”?

A characteristic of Lean UX is writing down assumptions, which are then used as the basis for design. But should I not rather write down the things I don`t know, and which I want to learn from users?
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What is best UX design process for a Startup? [closed]

I work for a startup and I am helping them to build their product. Past six months they have been iterating over the ideas to what to build and now they have finally have some ideas. When I joined ...
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Selected, Blue or Bold-Black?

I've seen two implementations of a "selected" schema. One uses the convention that blue is clickable, and therefor are using the selected one in black, and the clickable one in blue. The second ...
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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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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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Value of UX in E-Learning? | Case Studies Needed [closed]

Are there any good case studies that prove the value or ROI of implementing user experience in e-learning. Especially any online learning center for financial services?
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Usability testing for existing software

I would like to test the usability of an iPad app released a few months ago. This is an app that functions as a Point of Sale for retail businesses and cafes - there are at least two distinct user ...
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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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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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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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Is there any conclusive research about mobile user scrolling habits?

I am interested if anyone has read or knows of user research studies around mobile user scrolling habits? I am hearing some others in my organization stating that "mobile users have a tendency to ...
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Is the OS and browser used important when taking a screenshot?

If I am taking a Screenshot (or say creating an animated gif) showcasing a particular aspect of a web-app (ie: dragging and dropping files from a folder onto the browser) is the OS/Browser combination ...
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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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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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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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On the difference beween UX and Product design - does it matter?

I've been in the process of gathering up my clients, my portfolio, and my wits as I consider a move from consulting back to an agency type environment. As a result, for the first time in half a ...
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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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Is user testing a luxury or a necessity?

I understand that you should be thinking of your users all the time but given the current climate where every pound counts is user testing just for the richer companies?? Should you discount your ...
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How to discover what users NEED and not what they WANT?

I have been thinking a lot about my favorite quote from Henry Ford: If I asked people what they wanted, they would have said 'Faster Horses'. -Henry Ford The trouble I have been having is that ...
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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 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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Gender neutral photos for users who don't yet have a profile picture

I am administering a web application that has male and female users. Currently, the default user photo is: I don't like this because it seems rather masculine and gives me the impression that the ...
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How to prevent users using your app while driving?

I'm working on an app project for professional drivers. Besides all the features we need to offer them, we need to prevent as much as we can our users to use the app while driving. Can you think of ...
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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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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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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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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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Dark on Light or Light on Dark? [duplicate]

For a very technical site documenting code, sharing code snippets, and documentation, I have been told that using dark fonts on light backgrounds is recommended for people being able to read the ...