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What do you think of data mining in user research?

As far as you know, how popular is this method in user research? What do you think of this method? Normally who are doing this job? People from UX team or other teams? What tools do they usually use ...
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Is there any place to get browser and version usage by industry? [duplicate]

The company I work for is investigating creating a new product which will be a web application used within hospitals. I am attempting to get concrete numbers on how many hospitals (or percentage of ...
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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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Public sources for target audience data [closed]

I am looking for public data sources about specific target groups. Although doing your own research probably gives the best results, having a kind of database with common target audiences would be a ...
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How can I learn A/B testing independently? [closed]

I'm looking for an independent project to learn A/B testing on, and I'm trying to figure out which A/B testing tools are commonly used for: Mobile Games Web And I'm also aware that the common ...
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Who is the average user?

We get occasional questions about designing for the average user, but the term is bandied around pretty often - especially by clients who want to design their product or application so that it can be ...
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Definition and example to distinguish qualitative and quantitative research

I am looking for the best definition for qualitative and quantitative research. I wrote an article on UX Magazine in which I tried to address the need for doing research that tries to map what happens ...
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Switch between two search sources(modes)

Android guidelines provide good information on search design https://www.google.com/design/spec/patterns/search.html but I need something beyond that. User should have an ability to quickly switch ...
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Should complex new UI designs be user-tested element-by-element or as a whole?

StackExchange rolls out a new top bar on meta-StackOverflow. This is a complex innovative design containing several new (as in unfamiliar to current user base) elements. Should one present a new UI ...
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User experience and the trailing slash for directories in the URL?

From an SEO perspective, it may be negligible if you include a trailing slash for directories or not, as long as you set redirects to the chosen one (to avoid duplicate content) and link-build to the ...
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How to ask and determine what works, what doesn't work, and what's missing in a survey

I'm creating a customer survey to collect feedback about our user experience and user interface. As part of the survey, I want to try to determine what works, what doesn't work, and what is missing. ...
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What's the point behind badges? Do they make the UX more pleasant?

I'm designing badges for a client's app (when users get a certain number of points, they get a badge). It seems like badges are used in nearly every type of challenge/game app. I understand that it's ...
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User Research: What would be an appropriate way to observe users' true behavior in a very personal environment?

The question is about qualitative research (not tracking or usability testing). Contextual inquiry (for example) is mostly described in the context of "work". Users are being observed while ...
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Why the familiarity of a button can decrease as users experience grows?

Recently, I was working on understanding how familiarity changes as users' experience increase. A very normal understanding will be that the familiarity increases as users use the button and the ...
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When is the best time to ask a website user whether he or she would be likely to recommend it to others?

Analytics of the website of the company I work indicate a 700K+ unique page views per day. I'm curious to know if there is any benefit from asking our visitors the NPS (Net Promoter Score) questions ...
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Retroactive UX research

When doing UX research, this usually means laying the foundations for future building. Usability testing is a way of finding errors in prototype or fully working products. But what are the questions I ...
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How to determine Internet usage experience

How much experience a web site visitor has with Internet usage could help us decide what structure, functionality and design we should focus on. If the target group is novice users we need to build ...
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Analyze the website

I have no idea how to analyze a website if PET design principles are followed or not for a particular website. I have started practicing UX though I was a front end developer. Dont have clue if this ...
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Is Google Analytics the right tool to measure user engagement across web and mobile?

I got a request from the UX team to put in Google Analytics(GA) into our mobile suite of apps to track different user engagement metrics. The reasoning is that GA is already being used on the web side ...
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In survey results which one is better - to show number of voters or not?

I have checked number of online survey results and in few they show number of voters and in few they dont't. So, thinking about the scenario I came across following questions: Is it something that ...
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Acceptable image resolution relative to native display resolution on high-PPI displays?

I'm wondering if there are any studies - or even anecdotal evidence - on what the acceptable resolution of images is on high-resolution screens (e.g. phones and tablets). Obviously, an image that's ...
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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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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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Do people who are not power users open links in new tabs?

I know there is a lot of similar questions to this stating when you should or shouldn't open links in new tabs. But what I want to understand is if someone who's not a power user will open a link in a ...
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Loading time on mobile apps - user's experience and expectations

Every mobile app that loads data from the internet (and others too) has some time when the app is, well, loading data, and the user has to wait for the operation to finish. My questions are: Is ...
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Should I have users look for stuff that isn't on my intranet? Testing when users give up

-This is why I'm asking. Skip to TLDR if you just want what I'm asking- We're in the early stages of getting ready for redesign of a massive messy intranet using modern design principles. One of the ...
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Sales Ride-Alongs: opportunity for quick research, or a waste of time?

I was recently invited to visit several customer sites to gather user data for future products in the context of a sales call. We had an hour at most with these folks. The rep set the tone, then ...
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Is it beneficial to launch a complete app or gradually update the app over time?

I have an application with a very limited range of functions. This means that once I have implemented all the features there will be almost no updates in the features. Users are aware of the range of ...
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Coming up with questions for user research

The biggest problem for beginners at chess is remembering how each piece moves. I designed a set where the form of the piece itself provides a clue to the way it moves: I would like to turn this ...
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What are some good examples of using participatory design in user research?

My product team and I attempted to conduct a participatory design exercise with some users. We printed out some blank mobile screen templates on an 11" x 17" piece of paper and asked them to draw ...
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Best practices for navigating from mobile app to a web browser and back?

I am designing a mobile app that can be used offline but offers time sensitive data to users that can only be found from third party web sources. The type of data the user needs to access is traffic ...
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what kind of questions should i ask the user during the user interview to get insights for revamping website on-boarding?

this is my first week working in a startup as a ux strategist for the very first time. previously i've been working in an digital agency for 4 years. it's been hard to shift my mindset from a ...
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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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How to direct users to opt for a particular social sign-in?

Suppose I am having login form as : How can I direct users to opt in for Google sign-in preferably against Twitter like by doing: placing google option closer to login form making google option ...
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Reference for words that can be used to describe how users 'feel' or 'experience' when it comes to qualitative user experience evaluation?

I remember reading about some study for the Microsoft Ribbon design (this could be wrong) where a list of words were provided to the user to describe what they feel or experience either when they see ...
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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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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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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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Can't find or don't need

It is very often that we find ourselves analyzing metrics and coming to the same cross-roads, do we remove this feature because it's not needed or do we change the way it's presented because it's not ...
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Think aloud test with participants familiar with the interface?

Today I conducted four Think Aloud tests of a website used in a lot of schools here in Denmark. Unfortunately I did not prepare properly as I didn't think to check weather the test participants ...
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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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What span should a staff “Report Card” cover?

I am tasked to create an enterprise level “Report Card” for help tickets processed by staff. There are a few hundred groups, and so the report would have a user selected parameter to select a group ...
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Best methods to find users for in-person user testing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recruit user test participants? There are a number of new tools available to conduct automated, oftentimes remote user testing (Treejack, Chalkmark, etc.). ...
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How do I take feedback about a bare minimum live feature?

I am part of a small startup and I am new to the UX process. I have been designing for about a year without following a process or structure. We offer MOOCs and we are looking to overhaul the video ...
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multi-use physical buttons

The company I work for is beginning to incorporate LCD screens onto its devices, but not touch screens. These machines will be used in dirty, dangerous environments, so touch screens are not ...
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Designing a survey for people on the spectrum or have Learning Disabilities

My company is in the process of creating a new product for people with learning disabilities and Autism. We are currently in the discovery phase about to embark on user research. We'll be sending out ...
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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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Usability tips to deal with Customer Support's issues in back end?

The context This is for a very large company with offices around the world. They're dealing with a lot of issues when it comes to Customer Support, and so far they have identified some of the ...
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Best innovative Way to design User Manual for web application?

Whats the best way to present/design user manual for a web application? Problem : I have a web application where i am going to share/present user manual to end user and client,Usual way of ...
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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 ...