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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.). However, ...
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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 practical....
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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: overall,...
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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 effects,...
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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 ...
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Uncovering user motivation levels when using an app

I want to learn when a user's motivations are high or low while using an app so I can present the right messaging to them and have a higher rate of completion. Is there a research method which ...
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Usability in Mobile Learning

I am making a research about interfaces and usability of mobile apps for learning idioms (duolingo, babel, vox, etc). The research has a objective to gather aspects, such as: efficiency, learnability ...
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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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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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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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How to analyse user survey results [closed]

I have performed a user research survey on a website and received over 100 results. I now need to analyse these results and report back the findings to the business and the users. Does anyone have any ...
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Vertical Inverse scrolling

I have visited the site http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/ . There you can see horizontal scrolling and in level 4, you can see the Inverse vertical scrolling. When I scroll back, it makes ...
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How can you compare card-sorting results from users that have a linear process to users that have a hierarchy tree process?

I have conducted a few open cardsorting sessions these past weeks. I saw something happen that I haven't seen happening in a cardsorting before and I would like to know how to best analyse these ...
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What tools do you use for user testing at the early stages of production? [closed]

I am new to UX, and have been put in charge of organizing my (small) company's attempt at user testing. I have managed to learn a ton over the course of the last month, but I still have some questions....
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Are there any UX Patterns or research that support Mac OS treating standard dropdowns (selects) as modal like interaction?

Background: Recently I was working with a widget (Select2), and found what I felt was a rather large UX issue, the <select> box (dropdown) was being treated as modal interaction with a ...
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How best to test recommendation engine results in a user study?

I'll soon need to be testing how well a recommendation engine is producing search results, per user. There will be some personalization inputs and I'd like to test how well the results are with ...
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What are some techniques to represent the relationship between roles and behavior in personas?

A hypothetical example: let's say I am researching software engineers, and my end goal is to build a new networking service for engineers. I might discover Amy, my 'storyteller' persona. In that ...
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Are users really more comfortable with mobile-friendly web-app versions?

I'm trying to better evaluate the added value my users will receive from a web-app and would like to hear from your experiences and researches in the field. Currently, although the application doesn'...
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Better to Auto-change skins or allow selection?

I am designing a site with 3 basic skins. Each skin corresponds to a "team". Generally these teams face off about once a week or so in major tournaments, and one of the 3 teams will always win. For ...
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What constitutes an effective Brand/System Persona?

I'm looking at the idea of creating a brand(or system) persona for the application I am working on. After reading the book 'Designing for Emotion'(and the corresponding list apart article) by Aarron ...
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Are there any survey tools that are optimized to render correctly on mobile devices? [closed]

My company would like to run a NPS survey off of our Mobile experience (app and website), are there any tools that will work well with mobile screens? We use Vovici, cvent and surveymonkey in house ...
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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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What are the best practices for keeping and analyzing unstructured user feedback?

To get and analyze users' feedback is vital for designing successful products as all of you perfectly know. It is more or less clear what to do with surveys' results, but what is the best way to keep ...
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Show contextual FAQ's prior to contacting support?

Does providing contextual FAQ's prior to allowing users to contact a support specialist increase ROI? It seems that there is at least a perceived benefit (as many companies do it). Are they basing ...
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What is the most important UX considerations that could be answered by statistics gathering (list)? [closed]

I am trying to figure out what types of things are best tested in my website(s), phone apps, or programs. These need to be things that can actually be measured. Which information is most useful to UX/...
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How to analyze Pre/Post Single Ease of use question data?

Hello all UX researchers, In my recent UX study, I used a single ease of use question at the start and end of the each task on the scale of 1 to 7 ( where 1= strongly disagree, 7= strongly agree). ...
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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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How can I improve conversion without user testing?

I work as a UI/UX designer. I have a good understanding of UI, but my UX is not as great. I spent a lot of time this week looking up topics on conversion, and ways to increase conversion rate. Most 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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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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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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Will it be better for making call-for-action buttons in warm colors?

Are there any A/B test/ statistics results revealing whether using warm color buttons is generally better than cold color buttons in UI? (despite the concern for the theme color of the brand)
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What would be the best way or methodology to find my users' web browser? [closed]

I'm designing a new web project for a company. For the success this project, it will be very important to know the main web browsers that users use. What do you think would be the best research ...
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Who are the most common visitor types to a web site?

Creating a detailed stakeholder analysis is fundamentally when you are planning to build a usable web site. Prior to a workshop I've tried to list the most common stakeholders that are likely to ...
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What are some good guerrilla testing methodologies for validating feature concepts/product ideas in just a matter of days?

My product team is trying to break down the constraints of our product's current app experience, and start looking at it with a fresh, first principles approach. We think we have an idea for a new ...
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Best User friendly button label for “canceling the getting information request”

I have a form which populates automatically by getting information from server, and by the time its polling the information. I am showing a loader. But a user can anytime Cancel the polling request. ...
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Job title for someone who design and integrate physical products and ux research

What would be the job title for someone who design prototypes of the physical products, and also be able to modify/integrate existing hardware and software (ex. experimenting with arduino?) to make it ...
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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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Should you use hamburger / hidden navigation on larger desktop sized screens? [duplicate]

I've seen a lot of sites hiding their nav on desktop and simply showing a hamburger-esque menu. Obviously this looks more "minimal" But I can't help to think this isn't the best approach from a UX ...
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If I replicate a UX strategy from a popular app for my app, is there any proof that it'll work for my users?

Let's say for e.g I replicate the Facebook app but as another social media platform. My users are similar to facebook's users, their habits and lifestyle are similar too, would that guarantee me ...
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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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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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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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Best placement for filtering and sorting options?

filtering & sorting options are generally placed top right corner of search results page. My understanding is that this frees vital page space need for results tagline ( describing what search ...
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What's the difference between “research” and “discovery”?

Two pillars of user experience legwork -- research and discovery*. But what's the difference between them, really? In practice, I've heard the terms used nearly interchangeably, and sometimes it ...