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

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How should you use a survey to find out the most useful or important pages on a website?

If a website has 100 pages and you wish to learn from a survey which are the most important or useful to people, what percentage of the 100 pages should you ask people to choose? Should you ...
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Best way to get feedback from users [duplicate]

Form fillings through survey or feedback form and even email responses is now getting boring and appears to be a waste of time for many users to click on or even answer. I even revert to "you must ...
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How does the projection-angle of road arrows change drivers' expectations of the appropriate speed in a curve?

Have any studies been conducted to decide the 'print angle' (anamorphic projection) of road signage? Are there any other expectations involved?
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Appropriate level of granularity in a card sort for a web app

When putting together a card sort for a web application, what level of granularity is appropriate for each card? For example, is the function "forward an email to a distribution list" granular ...
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How to measure an app's usefulness?

That's the main question, but here is some background: We created an app whose goal is to make raw health data easy to understand for the average person. This health data includes statistics about ...
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How to use user research to help design system-specific interfaces?

I work for a company that builds patient safety software; basically a records management system. However, a large portion of the application is focused on administrative tasks that do not bear any ...
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Long forum threads; split into x pages parts or let them go on endlesslly

I have a forum going on and I find that users keep talking on and on in certain threads. It feels like clutter to me, seeing threads that are 600 pages long, but it does not seem to bother my users. ...
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Which is more effective at eliciting customer trust: “Trusted by” section or customer testimonials?

Working with various industrial companies in competitive markets, I've noticed that there are a lot of protective feelings about customer information. No one wants to give a competitor an edge by ...
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Empathy Map as alternative or addition to (ad hoc) personas?

Would you say an Empathy Map is an alternative approach to (ad hoc) personas or is it kind of an addition when you already have created personas (first the personas, second the empathy maps)? Like ...
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Setting usability tasks for participants to test a website

I recently designed a website and I would like to test its' usability against end users. I am not sure about how I would set tasks, as I have read online not to give any obvious clues. One task I ...
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When to ask for subscription payment

We have a web-app that requires our users to register, get approved, and then begin using the service. We are requiring setting up subscription payments. My question is when to ask for the ...
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How do I downgrade product tiers with set limits? 50 → 20 users

I'm currently designing a webapp that has three product tiers. Within the app you can create an organization and a specified number of people, documents and parts can belong to it depending on the ...
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Where to get people for user research, case studies, and personas? [closed]

I'm trying to improve my skills in running Q&A's and writing case studies of people so I can fundamentally answer questions about what features are needed, and why. The problem I'm having is ...
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Is a search bar needed for small e-commerce sites?

I'm developing an e-comm site for a small retailer that sells specific products related to one type of activity. The whole product list is less then 50 items with three main categories. Are there any ...
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Now, I have gathered user behavior data on the most used items. How do I act on it?

The Background I've been investigating what parts of the website our users are mostly using. The access bar is the uppermost area of the website, covering Site Map to Translate. A specific section ...
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What are the benefits and costs of a high contrast interface in a clinical app?

I have a project in which users will take a test involving varying shapes and angles. The purpose of the test is to assess their cognitive abilities. Users will be taking this test on a tablet which ...
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Guidelines for text-free filter?

I'm wondering if there are guidelines on how to let my users enter a text-free filter where I want to let then use wildcards (besides 'simple' text). Assuming I have a report with columns and lines, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Dealing with street for a perfect CRM software [closed]

We are planning to build a CRM software for SMBs. CRM will be on cloud and intended to publish as SaaS. I am responsible from analyzing task. And I do not want to make a sedentary analyzing for our ...
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How can I submit a user research survey to a large crowd without spamming?

I often feel the need to perform very simple surveys that would help me understand more about people in order to better orient my product towards their needs. Setting up the survey is not a very ...
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Can reducing options improve your conversion rate?

Whilst most websites (debatable) concentrate on adding new features and functionality, I would like to question whether reducing the amount of options you are providing to a user would aid their user ...
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Approach for designing iOS themed icons representing ranks

I am creating an educational web app for a desktop browser that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more ...
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Which legal documents are required in user research?

What kind of legal agreement do we have to solicit from user research participants prior to involving them in a user study? I'm specifically interested in diary studies, but I guess it's pretty much ...
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How can you measure the impact of a redesign on usage time before implementing it?

What are some methods (other than task based usability testing) to identify the impact of an interface redesign on users? Specifically, if an interface used by the same user base is redesigned, how ...
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How to do Customer Development Process

As mentioned in my previous question, The target segments of my customers are professionals (engineers/sales), and being in an Asian country ( south east asia to be exact), even the ...
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Installing recording software

On an upcoming visit to a user's place of work, I would like to have them install Morae Recorder beforehand. This is likely to be a problem for the user's IT Security people. In the past, especially ...
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For landing page A/B testing, how do you recruit from a niche market?

I'm currently working with a client that has not launched the full website yet, but is A/B testing ads to drive member acquisition. The ads direct users to a landing page that collects user e-mails. ...
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What effect does requiring a plugin have on conversion rate in a web app?

An HCI professor of mine found in a small study that requiring an added plugin (Java Silverlight ext) to view certain content resulted in a greater than 50% drop in users completing the task. Users ...
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Session Timeout Development [closed]

I don't want to re-invent the wheel but what would you think (ballpark) would be the estimated development time (hours) to add a notification to the user? Approach - After x amount of minutes a ...
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What UX Researcher is really researching? Speciffic factors, variables about HCI [closed]

I need to be very speciffic for my bachelor work in explaining what is being tested in every UX research method. I can list some factors, but i haven't found any official list or division into ...
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UX research intelligence - how to achieve operational success? [closed]

How do startups and mid sized companies share UX information such as UX analytics, UX research and user tests? I'm working at a small company and trying to establish a UX department (we have me and ...
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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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Do people value more a city map or autocomplete input?

I'm building a classifieds website for my client and I'm confused as to what's the best way to show cities to the users of the website. Do people find a city map with selectable areas more valuable, ...
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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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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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Do you absolutely need personas before any usability/user tests?

I know that personas are effective during the design and development stage. They help take focus away from requirements and deliverables so we can focus on the user's goals. But if you don't know who ...
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Why are pop up ads still present?

People are very good at avoiding ads, especially those who know that they are ads. Usually, I see pop ads on less popular websites. And I also think people who are not very much internet literate ...
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Which is the right place to place close button in a mobile app?

This is my first project in mobile app UX and UI Design. I have facing problem in placing "close" button on UI. I have got two kind of screens, one like overlay and another one like form submission ...
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Should a UX map be done per interview / persona or by collecting different interviews?

Should I interview one user and create one document per interview , or should I create just one journey with a high level big picture?
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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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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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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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Canceling a User Interview

I made a recruitment error by scheduling an interview with a participant who isn't fit for my study. What is the appropriate protocol for canceling an interview?
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Why the screen resolution is 1024x768? [duplicate]

Worldwide 1024x768 is still the most common screen resolution. Why they had chosen the width as 1024 and not a user remembrance number like 1020 or 1030?
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Textbox “x” icon

Nowadays we don't see the "x" icon in text box anymore. A user can use this icon to erase the whole text field. Does the placement of this icon depend on the kind of app? Any particular reason for ...