Questions tagged [user-research]

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

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Why was Dark Theme created?

Hello guys so I was wondering if there was a particular reason or study/research of why was Dark Theme created. What's the value for the user of having a Dark Theme UI?
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A/B Usability Testing Technique Format?

I'm currently preparing a usability test for a module interface I'm designing and I want to be able to structure the test to ensure the best results. Currently, there are 3 versions of the interface, ...
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How can I conduct user research on a product that already exists?

I am working on a school project as my team's UX researcher. Our product has already been designed, prototyped, and launched, without having conducted any research. The team wants me to create ...
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Inactive states for buttons

I am currently working on an interface for an internal ticketing system. We are using a tile system to illustrate different services. Think about a grid of tiles on the screen. A requirement we got ...
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How to start a user journey map for a new product and how does it translate to a product backlog?

I'm working on a new product that's a talent marketplace for the events and entertainment space. The client has a rough idea (like 20%) of what the user journey would be like. I'm curious how should i ...
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Where to find participants for User Research Interviews?

If you are not able to source users through the client or pay a recruitment firm, what are the alternatives to find participants for User Research Interviews? Do you search for participants through ...
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When do you not need to create a user persona?

I was wondering when do you not need to create a persona? I see examples of redesigns of existing websites where no personas have been created and instead, rely on user information generated from ...
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Scroll v/s tab-based layout within an app - Is there evidence that tabs work better?

So, I am working on a climate change app wherein people can view and compare their carbon footprint. We need to showcase recommended actions to reduce that footprint and then those actions turn into ...
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What is the typical ratio of downloads to sign ups for B2C product apps eg A typical fitness/health app?

I have a health app where the user sign up is quite straightforward(at least in my eyes). It goes as follows - Screen 1 - enter email id, password Screen 2 - enter verification code sent on email ...
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Return of Experiences (ROX)

What process and metrics, do you already have the opportunity to implement or see in small or big companies that worked?
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How do you present the analysis of the stakeholder interviews?

I have recently conducted a series of stakeholder interviews as part of a sports website redesign I am currently in the process of analysing all the responses. What is the best way to present various ...
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Best way to display page full of links?

I have a page that looks like below. I shrunk it in dimensions to give a broad idea of the page. So it has categories and under them there are links. What would be some of the options in terms of ...
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How to balance user-led vs. user-centered design when it comes to navigation labels?

We just completed some research with card sorting and tree testing. Two of the categories were consistently labeled the same by a large percentage of participants. It seems to make sense to name the ...
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Does Usability Tests and Product Experience Maps go Under Discovery or Define Stage?

I'm creating education materials for my company on UX to help better educate the team and secure more funding for UX at the company. But as I was reading how we define stages of UX I came across what ...
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Surveys - asking users to select which persona they identify with?

We're writing a survey and one of the questions asks the user to select an option "which they most identify with." This question is basically asking the user to select which of our personas ...
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What are the risks of doing only in-depth interviews and surveys for user research?

I work at a very small, very scrappy software company as the only UX Researcher. There is such a huge need for information and a very fast pace of product development, so the easiest thing to do is ...
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When should I allow a task to be allocated to a team member?

My use case is similar to any task management application. A project manager can invite other members from the team and allocate tasks. Should I allow task allocation to a member who is already ...
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What research methods do you use when the budget is very small?

What research methods do you use when the budget is very small? Do you rely solely on online surveys due to the budget constraints or is there a better way?
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What are some authentic resources to find research papers on Healthcare UX?

I'm working on the digital ecosystem of Healthcare applications. Because of Covid-19 we are unable to reach out to actual users for primary research. So, it would be really helpful if someone can ...
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Should users have to press enter when using a search filter?

I'm working on a photo app that lets a user search through their photos. It currently has these filter types - category, date range, and favorites. A user can pick one or all of these filter types. ...
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what are good questions for a survey for a dashboard design? [closed]

I am a designer, working on a web application, a tool that will be used by multiple users, in collaboration, to create presentations. These users will create presentations for their clients. I now ...
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Interviews aimed for a website redesign

When conducting user interviews for a existing website redesign, do you ask them questions regarding their pain points of using the current site or do ask questions regarding the sector itself? So for ...
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UI for multiple forms with several input fields needs to be designed? How do to make user not get lost filling the form? [closed]

I have long and multiple page forms. I have made them into sections by using accordions so that user has ease of identifying the sections and not get lost. Is there any way to make the journey for ...
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Usability Test Facilitating and Synthesis - how long does it take you to do? [closed]

We completed 6 usability tests last week. The last test was completed at the end of day on Thursday and the meeting to present findings was scheduled for noon on Monday. I felt like this wasn't enough ...
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Any link to some usability study on dashboard menu?

I am working on designing dashboard screens for a directory of tiny house enthusiasts(the site will also have social features like making friends, following people etc.) Here's a screen that I ...
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Generic User Experience baseline survey

Is anyone aware of a generic set of questions, which are suitable for establishing a baseline level of a users experience with a given product / system etc. to conduct a remote survey? Totally ...
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How to decide what information should I place on the item card? [closed]

Imagine you have to design an app that will help users in ordering food from the restaurants. You make an order and go to "My orders" where you can see a list of your orders from different ...
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Value of the “Last Updated” field on a web page

These days many sites or pages on social media only have a very limited shelf life, in contrast to the standard corporate or organisation website that contains information that have a degree of ...
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Differences between UX processes for a new client and a redesign

I was asked a question recently about the differences in the UX process when starting with a new website from scratch, compared to the UX process of a redesign for an already existing website. I said ...
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Should default search behaviour be `this AND that`, or `this OR that`? [duplicate]

I have web application that shows lists of various data types ... employees, customers, inventory items, orders, and so on. There's one simple search field for doing a "global" search (we may add a ...
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Dark Nav Background on Homepage and Invert on Subpages?

from a design or UI/UX perspective: I have a homepage, the header is dark and so is the navigation bar. Background of the nav is a dark color; logo and text is white. On sub pages, the Nav is ...
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How should I work in order to land a good internship or a good job in the big companies? [closed]

I want tips from experts and people working in this field already. I wish to continue my career in UI/UX and would like to know what steps to take in order to land an internship or even a job in a ...
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Solutions for user testing during WFH?

It's been really tough trying to do user-testing through Zoom. Really struggling. Do any of you have any suggestions? Have you been facing similar problems? Any hacks? Thanks!
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Create UX Case study with Heuristic Evaluation but no user research

I have performed heuristic evaluation on a couple of websites and have them recorded on my notepad. I am re-designing the screens as per my findings from the heuristic evaluation. Could you help me ...
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What's the best way to conduct moderated remote user testing for mobile apps

Given the recent covid-19 situation, my team has been limited to hosting our future user testing sessions completely remotely. As the features we test are predominantly mobile based this comes ...
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Is it ok to run usability tests with non-customers?

I'm a designer for a health tech startup that makes applications for orthopedic providers, and a recurring issue I have is extremely limited access to users for research and testing. Due in part to ...
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User testing, is it really necessary to do for each application in same domain

Just wanna start saying that hope everyone is safe and healthy. I have thought about user testing done for apps sharing the same domain to start the design improvement process. For example I have had ...
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Where is the best place to put notifications?

Our app currently has a Notification Center that can be accessed through an icon on the upper-right hand corner of the page. I'm in the process of designing a Dashboard, which it and of itself will ...
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Conjoint analysis: show all combinations but bad comparisons OR good comparisons but not show all combinations?

For a project I'm doing a conjoint analysis to determine what attributes users find more important in getting an ad-free subscription for a website. The analysis consists of 3 attributes with 3 levels....
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Usability testing: what can be the best questions to ask a user to understand if they prefer infinite scroll vs pagination?

For example, unsplash.com has an infinite scroll. Let's say we want to change it to pagination. What can be the best questions to ask a user for a usability test?
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Cutting down on no shows and drop outs

Recruiting for user research is by far the hardest part of the UX job. Lately however I've been having a particular nightmare with this. -Many participants sign up then I just never hear from them ...
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Who writes the user stories?

In agile design/development, who writes the user stories and what is the process? Should UX researchers do their research first in order to help define better user stories? In my current project, we ...
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When do you choose quantitative research over qualitative research?

I want to know some of the discerning factors of a product that makes you choose quantitative over qualitative research and vise versa at any given time during a project.? Please elaborate when and ...
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Good examples of contextualized/pre-conditioned user flows?

Let me explain the problem briefly: I'm working on user flows for a customer support system. The system is structured to have several (horizontal) modules, namely messaging, contracts policies, ...
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How to do transitions between the tasks in a qualitative user test?

my personal issue with the practice of user testing is I struggle a bit with the transitions between the tasks. Of course, I ask dynamically with base questions as a foundation but when the moment has ...
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Is it a no-go to restart a user test after few seconds?

would you say it is a no-go to restart a user test with a user after few seconds because you forgot to to tell him some essential information he need to know to solve the task? Because he already got ...
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Given Item VS Custom Amount

As a user I'm able to donate money in two different ways: by choosing the amount from the given items, OR in alterative, by typing my custom amount. How would you better visualize these two options, ...
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How to approach usability testing for a portfolio project?

I'm transitioning into a UX/UI career from graphic design. Right now I'm working on an app redesign for my portfolio, and I don't know if usability testing is something I can afford to do. Some of my ...
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Where can I ask user-research interviews online?

I am creating a prototype for an imaginary mobile app for a UI-UX course I am taking and need to ask a few questions for user-research. The mobile app is called Class monitor for a tutorial institute ...
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UX Research on users that cannot share screen

Can anyone give me any suggestions on how I can conduct a user research study with a participant who is unable to share his screen or have have it recorded? He has informed me that his computer was ...

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