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Questions tagged [research]

for questions that specifically ask about academic papers or other scientific research

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Cultural differences in QR code usage between eastern and western countries

Even though I have only had limited travel experiences in Asian countries like China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, it is evident that there are plenty of cases where QR code is much more pervasive in ...
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How can I survey the customers of my clients?

We're a SaaS company providing web and mobile apps for our clients. Their customers use our product, but they don't know we exist as a company. Now that I'm on board as a designer; I would like their ...
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If marking menus are more efficient than linear menus, why haven't they been adopted?

In User learning and performance with marking menus by Kurtenbach and Buxton (1994), the paper demonstrates that marking menus are more efficient than linear menus. And to me they look just as ...
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How would Gerry McGovern's top task look like for an AVOD service? [closed]

(AVOD = ad based video on demand, free to consumers) I've been reading Gerry McGovern's book about Top Tasks after getting the approach recommended on Reddit and I'm eager to try this. It looks ...
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What are some advanced techniques of UX Competitor Analysis?

What are some advanced techniques of UX Competitor Analysis and what is the number of competitors that must be analyzed to have relevant results and get enough data to create a solid product? Also, ...
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Could someone recommend me methodologies to be a better UX designer? [closed]

I've been working as a UX designer for a couple of years. I've been improving my skills doing courses in websites like IDF (Interaction design foundation).Also , daily I research about better ...
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Asking for demographic and screening question at the end of the survey - benefits outweigh risks?

I recently completed a survey in which the demographic questions were asked at the end instead of the beginning. I assume that this is because there are no specific screening questions for the purpose ...
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Where can a ux designer find data for a user persona or an empathy map when working on a fictional project for their portfolio?

When working on a fictional personal project that will only serve as a portfolio piece (i.e. briefbox projects), how can I find the appropriate data to create user personas? I want to emphasize my ...
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Distorting data on progress bars?

I am currently doing some research on how data is sometimes distorted during visualization on progress bars (showing 70% instead of 50% etc). The research is focused on expanding the thesis of Chris ...
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Redesigning h1 headings [closed]

I've been given the task of redesigning the h1 headings on a travel website and have no idea where to start with obtaining some kind of secondary or primary research to get some useful data to drive ...
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Study concluding that UI is more memorable than UX?

I once came across a study, I even swore the Nielsen Norman group cited it (or perhaps even performed it) but it basically said in a study more people could recall (maybe preferred?) sites that had a ...
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Research Project Planning - Time estimates for various research methods and phases

Are there any suggested rough estimates for how long user research methods and phases of research planing, execution, and analysis take? I'm trying to get better at project management and planning ...
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What are the good practices of maintaining feedback from customer support?

In our company we have customer support who deal a lot with users, onboarding, talking, following up and etc. They have a lot of different feedback and insights directly from the users. What methods ...
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What is the effect of asking more specific questions first in a survey or questionnaire on the user?

It seems like conventional wisdom suggests asking more general questions first in a survey or questionnaire to help frame the context of the research to the user (e.g. what is your overall impression ...
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A NPS type of metric/score for UX maturity within an organisation

The NPS score, despite it's simplicity, appears to be a very good indicator of people's attitude towards a product or service (at least according to the marketing department). The value of ...
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How to do brand perception research?

As a user researcher I know how to conduct studies around usability, design, feelings, needs, pains and other topics regarding a specific product. What I am struggling with is transferring this ...
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Measuring the user experience of dApps

Is it a well known fact that dApps are substantially slower and that users reduce their expectation when it comes to response time, and do users also put up with the more complex security and password ...
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Persona creation

I'm currently in the process of identifying ‘trading’ personas (still in the assumption phase). People who are actively engaged in the trading industry. I've never actively steered persona creation ...
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How can I get to know my Users? [closed]

More often than not, the person using an application is represented by an icon that’s profoundly vague – monotone and devoid of any expression. This icon could not be further from the truth. The User ...
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Research about search vs navigation

In 1997, Jakob Nielsen wrote that more than half of the users use search rather than navigation. Here is an answer from 2012 that says that percent of users using search is between 5% and 30%. My ...
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Have to quantify ux? [duplicate]

I was assigned by the lecturer to conduct a user experience evaluation on an existing website. Then in the question, he asked us how you quantify user experience and heuristic that you will be using ...
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UX interview support and call center representatives

I'm working on an existing e commerce fashion website. before jumping into conclusions I thought it would be best to interview call center and customer support representatives. I know it is a very ...
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Concept of research debt in UX design

It seems like the concept of tech debt is very familiar among developers and programmers but when it comes to research we are still struggling to understand how to avoid a similar problem that arises ...
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Do users expect an 'undo' feature in web applications?

We are designing a web application, which is basically a drawing tool for processes. My hypothesis is that the user would like to be able to Undo an action. My question is if there is some research ...
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What processes, workflows or software currently exist to manage, schedule, and compensate UX research participants? [closed]

The question: What operational systems, methods, softwares, workflows, or personal processes exist for ux researchers to manage, schedule, and compensate their research participants? Why I ask: I ...
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Taking action on user comments

Let's say your app has a feedback mechanism in which users can leave suggestions and complaints. At what point do you typically take action on users' feedback? Is there a certain number of times a ...
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When conducting user research/customer surveys, how do financial incentives affect quality and quantity of feedback?

As a customer, I get sent a decent amount of surveys, particularly from larger companies. A lot of the time they ask for 5 or 10 minutes of my time to fill out feedback. Typically I ignore these as ...
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Behavioral Research regarding wait time display

I'm going to be making the case to a client and am looking for evidence to my claim. I proposed that when their system is loading or "warming up", it would be better show the wait time as a count-up ...
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Designing Experimental Webapps and Avoiding Bias

I am designing a webapp for psychological research and my goal is two fold: Make a user feel as though they can trust this experiment (especially when they look at the consent form). University IRB ...
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Generative research - methods for finding areas of improvement in an existing app

I'm frankly surprised by the lack of questions on here about generative research. This is the tenth question ever posted here about it. Regardless, I'm finding myself at an impasse in approaching ...
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User Research on 'Data saving' mode

we're thinking of introducing a data saving (lite) mode to our app, after having some feedback from our users. But as a UX designer I'd like to do some research first and understand the market and ...
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Is there any research on usability of established design guidelines vs. custom UI?

I've been having a hard time finding any reputable research or studies discussing whether established design guidelines (i.e. Material Design, iOS guidelines) are easier for people to use than custom ...
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Research for existing websites [closed]

I am new to the UX research field and I'm looking for insight on how to conduct research on products that already exist, (in this case, websites). My boss is asking me to find out very specific ...
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User Experience Definition

I am a PhD student in computer science, writing a paper on Mobile User Experience. I need to cite a definition for UX. I have found numerous web-sites and and videos with various UX definitions. ...
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Minimalistic input = bad usability

I looking for research about minimalistic inputs: underline. Name: ________________ Mail:_________________ etc. Not only in forms but also in site ie. transactions screens. I was reading some ...
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How to model the probability of an item being selected from search results

Say a user is presented with a list of 10 suppliers to choose from. The only information shown is the name of the supplier. The list is sorted by a score that is calculated from various data (volume, ...
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User Research Insights Database

at our company, we are struggling to document all the insights that we gain through user research and make them accessible and easy to find for everyone inside of the company. The perfect solution ...
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How do I conduct research on healthcare patients' experiences effectively and ethically?

I'm working on a side project to help improve patients' healthcare outcomes. This is an independent project and I am not affiliated with any organization. I want to learn about people's experiences in ...
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Is there any research that shows most common punctuation usage for numbers?

Context: I've got an iOS keyboard app that's a numpad. We recently, after a lot of user feedback, added four additional keys: period, comma, space, and return. The day we released that feedback ...
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How do you mitigate internal/external validity issues resulting from user assignment difficulties associated with online A/B testing?

It's reasonably safe to say that it's not possible to track a website's users accurately. You can't track users accurately with cookies, because cookies are frequently cleared; you can't be confident ...
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Is there a subconscious effect on fonts? [closed]

I struggled sometimes to choose the right font and searched a long time for it but I had the feeling scrolling through Google Fonts made the decision harder and gave me a greater choice of fonts I ...
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Best method for measuring the user's understanding of a pilot app?

The company I work for created a new app that collects metrics on the user's driving behavior. We are running a pilot test of the app with internal employees before launching. What would be the best ...
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Do non-technical users understand radio vs checkbox?

Using a circle for a radio button and a square for a checkbox seems like a de facto standard, but does the average, non-technical user actually understand the functional difference implied by these ...
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Studies on interaction design for children 3-5 years old

Has there been much work or study done in the area of interactive design for children of pre-school age? There seems to be a number of apps used in childcare centres that are meant to facilitate ...
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How do people prefer to share their arguments on the internet?

Given a website that enables its users to debate on various topics, how would people prefer to write down and share their own opinion and argument? Would it be beneficial to constrain it like Twitter ...
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Female only persona

i'm working on building personas at the moment, and was wondering how to choose gender for persona. According to gAnalytics and Facebook we have 70%, and 80% Female. Does this mean we should ignore ...
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interval questions in questionnaire

A question in questionnaire asks age of respondents by giving four options as follows: below 20 20 to 40 41 to 60 above 61 would it be considered ordinal scale question if yes then why? if these ...
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What is the difference between Persuasive Design, Behavioral Design and UX?

Can anyone explain what's the difference (or connection) between Persuasive Design, Behavioral Design and UX? How does the Term "captology" fit into this? For me it looks as if "Behavioral Design" is ...
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Typography in roadmarkings

what kind of letter shapes function best for horizontal signing ? I was wondering if anybody would know about the details in road mark typography? In terms of function of the design itself, I have ...
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What techniques can be used to assure users of their unique selection?

Often we see in email subject lines and website popups stating or prompting to a user that they have been uniquely selected for a contest or a prize, but it is difficult for the user to be convinced ...