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Questions tagged [user-research]

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

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How does the 27 character wide search box recommended length apply to Asian languages and Russian?

I work for a multinational company. We have a global site, and individual country sites. I am trying to set a width for the search box that will accommodate all of our sites and languages. We've got ...
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Tone of Voice when speaking to audience [closed]

Working on a new homepage for my site and my primary audience is developers. In my title I was planning on using something like... Helping </developers> achieve their potential The markup ...
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Making up user audience?

I understand that, for someone who’s just starting to put together a portfolio without any “real” projects under his belt, made up projects and scenarios are acceptable pieces of work to include. ...
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Does an Admin need to a reminder about other roles?

I'm working on a UI where a site Admin can add another user role. In the mean time, we're calling this new role, "Collaborator". The Collaborator is typically a freelancer the Admin adds to help ...
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Ethnography done solo and with stakeholders

How might I best conduct ethnographic research done solo or with stakeholders (without the support from another trained professional) so I capture the highest quantity and quality of information ...
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Eye Tracking on the cheap [closed]

Looking to give eye tracking a shot, to learn the order in which the content is viewed on a desktop page or a phone, as the user goes through a click-through prototype. Unless there's a better way, I'...
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What are the best ways on a sub-500 budget to test for mobile accessibility?

I am familiar with website accessibility at least in terms of WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc. But I am currently designing a mobile app (cross-platform using React Native tools) and there does not seem to ...
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User Research: Checkout redesign

I work at a retail company and am about to start a redesign project - I'll be looking at checkout process. I don't have any personas in place and the company doesn't have the money to invest on this. ...
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How to identify patterns from users survey comments

I have conducted an online survey where 1500 users participated. They have their opinions and comments about particular problems. I am trying to consolidate all their opinions & pulling out ...
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New Features and minimum amount of users

Sometimes it happens that product owner says that he wants a new feature to be added to our information system and he wants it because our users want it. But the real situation is that 1 or maybe 2 ...
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Are icons in business software helpful?

me and my team are working on a re-design for an internal software, that people within our customer service do use to track shipments in real-time. I am thinking about a way to efficiently show ...
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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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How to handle large filter options

I'm working on a gaming website project where users go through large amounts of data and search results. on a search page users can filter through historical platforms. The problem is that there are ...
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Studies on item selection behaviour? [closed]

I was wondering if there have been studies on the best practices for the behaviour of a card on selection. I'm in a disagreement with my frontend colleagues that on selection, a card should disappear ...
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User stories—how do I validate them with actual research?

My PM has a list of user stories. We want to find out if they're "true"—basically, if these user stories have evidence to support them, or not. We're already pulling usage data. I'm also going to ...
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How to design simulation of a user interface for UX/UI evaluation? [closed]

I want to design to a simulation of a User Interface for usability testing, e.g. the User Interface of the Car showing speed, rpm, and other indications. I may want to stop the simulation after a set ...
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What is the role of a test user that you invited to test your app and how do you handle communication with them?

We have a bit of a quarrel in our team around this topic. Here is what happened without going into much detail: We are developing a new social network and are in the alpha stage right now. To test ...
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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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How do you come up with research objectives for an exploratory study?

Context: There is a very high level area of study 'E-commerce' and the brief says that I am supposed to redefine the UX. How do I identify key areas of focus for the research?
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How to best group interview subjects into “roles” for persona creation?

I’m a designer at a health tech start-up, and I’m currently working on a project to design a Telehealth platform to educate pre-op orthopedic patients, so that they don’t have to attend the requisite ...
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What to do when you disagree with UI designer?

I have a little question, I am a full UX Designer, I don't do UI in my company. However, I have a regular problem when I am making user interviews then wireframes. The UI designers of my company said "...
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Correct pattern to select while able to search

Situation: We have a list of items, which can be multi-selected. However, we can also have a search field which allows us to filter the list. Problem: Let's say I have a huge list of items. I ...
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Can we display Cost, Clicks and Impression all together in a 2-D graph? [closed]

I feel cost is a different metric than clicks and impressions. How do I show this for multiple channels say fb, instagram, youtube etc all together? Please help.
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Best practice when doing user research with surveys?

Could you suggest best practice when doing user reasearch with surveys with open questions? Context a web page has (unexpectedly) a lot of visitors we know nothing about. This page is not listed in ...
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Customer Needs Prioritization

I'm trying to uncover best practices for prioritizing customer needs and opportunities. So, the team defines customer research questions then comes back with a lot of data. These can be distilled ...
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Formative Usability Testing - Script

I'm running my first real usability test. I am doing this for an internal, enterprise application that will eventually be offered as a SasS. I've recruited a small user group which literally account ...
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What questions to ask in user interview to create better empathy map?

After an exhausted research in the topic of Empathy Map, I understand the critical parts of the most famous maps like 4 quadrants, and Xplaner(gamestorming book) v 1.0 and 2.0 types. They are met on ...
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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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When do we use prescriptive vs descriptive models?

In Design Methodology we can use descriptive models such as hierarchical task analysis, prescriptive models such as user stories ...To capture and understand the context of use as well as the ...
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Best response from calculator for uncomputable expression

What should be the best response from a calculator or computer algebra system when it can't evaluate given expression ? Some examples: LibreCalc : =😁÷🤣 → Err:501 Ubuntu Calculator : 😁÷🤣 ...
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Should I trust user tests outside a controlled environment

Recently we started to do user tests for a new website we are launching. At first my boss was against user testing because 'reasons'*. After I conducted the first few tests we already identified a ...
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How does the user recruitment process typically look like for user research & usability tests?

When you are working with an actual client to enhance the ux of their product, at the research stage of the project how do you recruit the users? In other words, let's say you start using a tool ...
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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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How common is it for a user to report that they're having a problem?

Let's say that I have a website that has a large usability problem, like videos that were once available to watch are now buried under some hard to find links and buttons. Is there any data that ...
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Where to start when I'm the solo product designer in the company? [closed]

to rephrase my question from earlier. In my current job, we don't have specific colors, font styles or grid to use yet and we didn't agree on a budget for rebranding yet as we will hire a design to do ...
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Should we ask users what they want? [closed]

We are taking users opinion as shown in the image. Is it fine asking users if they would like to use voice search or not?
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Task success — How do we establish how much to deduct from the total TPI (task performance indicator) when measuring the success score of a task?

Does anyone have experience in measuring task success with a TPI score? As an example I can give measuring task success on a travel website and example tasks would be: Search for a holiday ...
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Whats more obtrusive during a user interview, an audio recorder or a colleague taking notes. [closed]

From experience, which has caused more of a barrier to a candiadate feeling relaxed or giving an acurate detailed answer?
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How can I convince stakeholders and management that I need a user research focus group?

Background info on the company: I'm the only User Experience Designer at a start-up-size company that has been around for 20 years. It's only been in the last few years that they've even created a ...
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Are there any case studies using Sinus-Milieus in product development?

Currently, I am exploring how to use the research insights from the Sinus-Milieus institute in the discovery phase of the development of a news media product. These insights are all about "groups of ...
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How to explain the difference between user research and user testing to stakeholders?

I recommended conducting user research, but my client considers research and testing to be the same concepts. I am not sure how to explain the difference between research and testing in layman's words....
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Age group dilemma in surveys

So I'm new to research and I started a survey to understand users a bit more. After doing a HotJar Poll/ Email Survey on one of the sites I'm managing I'm getting 55+ as an age group for the majority ...
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Best way to organize search form interface?

I have tab in my application where users can search Accounts. Account table has two different type of accounts, User and Staff type. User type is one that have username, password, etc. Staff only ...
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Are there studies on scanning patterns for dual/multiple screens?

There are well known scanning patterns (such as F and Z scanning for websites that have been around for some time), but my assumption is that these have been built up over the years from research on ...
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How to conduct remote unmoderated user testing on living room devices such as FireTV, Playstation, and Roku?

I'm wondering if there is a better way other than asking users to point a camera at their TV screen and try out some tasks while recording. Maybe mirror the TV screen to a computer and capture the ...
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Start time and end time relating to the start of an event and end of an event

I'm trying to figure out what the best design format will be for an event selection tool. Issue: The start time is strictly related to the start date of the event (Example, July 30th, 2018 at 3:00pm)...
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Participant Criteria - User Testing Lab

We recently ran a user testing lab for our eCommerce mobile app. Part of the recruitment process for the participants is to make sure they don't work in any type of web based job role (digital ...
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Interview methods for user needs phase

I'm designing a workforce training project and am in the process of collecting the initial user feedback. While I'm an experienced survey designer and data scientist, I'm new to user experience and ...
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How do I know why people prefer our competitor's web site?

First let me explain the context: We have a web site that helps people to find jobs (e.g. https://www.careerbuilder.com/ https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm ) In our country, there are some web ...
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Where do users most often expect the submit button on a form to be?

Has research been done on where the most "expected" location for the submit or primary action button would be in a form? I'd clearly assume at the bottom of the form, but what about it's alignment? is ...