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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 to document user interviews

What are the best practices to document interviews with users - do you just document the conclusions and take aways or do you do a full transcript or both?
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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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They like it! Now prove they wouldn't have liked this other thing

I have done extensive research (1:1 interviews, concept testing, and validation) that shows employees like to be paid based on X, Y and Z variables. Now leadership wants to know for certain that ...
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How do I ask my users if I can mine cryptocurrency on their browser?

As ridiculous as this question sounds, this is the only place out of all stackexchange websites that made sense. Let's say I have a website and I intend to use the user's browser to mine. I don't want ...
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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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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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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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User stories and goals — do we categories them?

I've created a set of user stories. I have been asked to categorise them for the sprint e.g. header, footer, shop page etc. However, it feels a little forced rather I have created user stories based ...
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Best Practice for product titles with dimensions

I am having a debate with someone about the best way to name products on an eCommerce site that has several different dimensions. For example: Epic 13 (33" x 50" x 78") Shower Stall with Center Drain ...
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Users' attention to minimized video

We do know autoplaying videos is bad. When users arrive at a webpage, they don’t appreciate being surprised by video or audio content that begins playing without their consent. Video, and the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Customer journey map: How to test with customers?

I am currently mapping the customer journey for the company I work for. We have visualized the journey based on internal knowledge and experience with our customers. Now I would like to test what we'...
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Coming up with questions for user research

The biggest problem for beginners at chess is remembering how each piece moves. I designed a set where the form of the piece itself provides a clue to the way it moves: I would like to turn this into ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there standard metrics to gauge content quality?

One aspect of user experience in a software application or website is the quality of the content presented to the user. It probably comes as no surprise that if the quality of the content is low/poor, ...
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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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Are there standard metrics to gauge process complexity?

One aspect of user experience in a software application or website is the complexity of the processes involved in completing a user task/goal. It probably comes as no surprise that if the steps ...
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What is the rationale for the design of search input fields?

Having read through a whole bunch of literature on search behaviour and looking at different design patterns, I am interested in the large variation of search input field on the web. Specifically, I ...
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Should users be allowed to use any special character they want when creating a password?

I came across a number of login configuration settings where there is a list of allowable special characters and was wondering: Does this limitation cater for a specific security or usability need? ...
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How can I make a navigation for an older demographic?

Is there any friendly way to ensure that an older demographic understands a modern toggle sidebar nytimes-esque type of navigation? We currently have a sidebar with endless links and the web ...
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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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Creative Ways to Deliver Usability Findings

I'm working on a series of usability test sessions to gain both qualitative and quantitative data. Normally, we would produce reports to outline the findings and recommendations, but since it's a big ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Help user develop a mental model for version control system

We are developing an integrated version control system for a large enterprise application. When users change something to the underlying data in the system they do so through a "Work Item" This is ...
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Data on forcing marketing opt-in?

In a form, if users had to check a checkbox to receive further marketing emails but couldn't continue the transaction unless they checked it, what do you think the drop out rate would be? Does anyone ...
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Quantitative testing on other peoples websites

I want to test other peoples sites, but I want to collect quantitative data, as opposed to qualitative data. For example, I'd like to test the time it takes a user to navigate to a product page once ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What's the difference between card sorting and affinity diagramming?

I understand how card sorting and affinity diagramming work (both are fairly well documented online), but they seem so similar that I'm not sure what the difference between the two is, if any? Are ...
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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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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 ...