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The Future of UX Research: Uncovering the True Emotions of our Users

The Future of UX Research: Uncovering the True Emotions of our Users | UXploration | Scoop.it
User Experience features significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of user experience.
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So, you’re going to be a user researcher: top tips to get you going

So, you’re going to be a user researcher: top tips to get you going | UXploration | Scoop.it
The GDS user research team blog.
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User research is good for everyone

User research is good for everyone - Salesforce UX - Medium
Summary: I love having the opportunity to be directly involved in user research. I feel it goes a long way to making me …
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How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors

How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors | UXploration | Scoop.it
The quantitative methods we used were all time and cost-efficient, demonstrating that user research doesn’t require thousands of dollars and endless time.
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Google’s Secret Study To Find Out Our Needs

Google's Secret Study To Find Out Our Needs - Backchannel - Medium
To improve search, ask people what they don’t ask for themselves
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User Research — The Importance of Hypothesis

User Research — The Importance of Hypothesis | UXploration | Scoop.it
Articulating a hypothesis makes it easy for your team to be sure that you’re testing the right thing.
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User Experience Smackdown: Usability Testing Vs. User Testing

User Experience Smackdown: Usability Testing Vs. User Testing | UXploration | Scoop.it
What's the difference between user testing and usability testing? Contributor Shari Thurow explains the distinction.
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Discovery : UX Apprentice

Discovery : UX Apprentice | UXploration | Scoop.it
Dig deep into the process and logic of user experience during discovery. Solve the big problems, one sketch at a time.

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Terry Patterson's curator insight, March 22, 2014 9:14 PM

I actually love how simple they make the process look. 

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UX Research | Standardized Usability Questionnaires

UX Research | Standardized Usability Questionnaires | UXploration | Scoop.it
Not enough content on the web encourages UX researchers to use standardized usability questionnaires after each usability test.
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A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research

A Five-Step Process For Conducting User Research | UXploration | Scoop.it
User research helps us to understand how other people live their lives, so that we can respond more effectively to their needs with informed and inspired design solutions.
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User Experience and Scientific Methods, Part 1: Eyetracking

User Experience and Scientific Methods, Part 1: Eyetracking | UXploration | Scoop.it
The most obvious scientific technique to achieve a high rate of adoption in the UX community is eyetracking.
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4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs UX Research

4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs UX Research | UXploration | Scoop.it
User experience is one of the most popular terms among designers. But do you know why it is important for your business? Read the benefits of UX research.
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Strategic UX: The Art of Reducing Friction

Strategic UX: The Art of Reducing Friction | UXploration | Scoop.it
In user experience, friction is defined as interactions that inhibit people from intuitively and painlessly achieving their goals within a digital interface. Friction is a major problem because it leads to bouncing, reduces conversions, and frustrates would-be customers to the point of abandoning their tasks. Today, the most successful digital experiences have emerged out of focusing on...

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Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, February 16, 2:54 PM

Strategic UX: The Art of Reducing Friction #H2MWP

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Tablet UX Research From the Pioneer Days

Tablet UX Research From the Pioneer Days | UXploration | Scoop.it
The PenPoint tablet was ahead of its time and too expensive and heavy, but had gestural syntax and personal-productivity benefits that we can still learn from.
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Introduction to Empathy and Design Research

Design thinking is a problem solving process geared for ambiguous situations. There are four principles of design thinking: empathize, visualize, co-create and…
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3 Practical Reasons to Invest in UX Research and Design

3 Practical Reasons to Invest in UX Research and Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
Need help proving the ROI of user experience? UX investment can reduce wasted money, increase conversions and revenue, and beat out the competition.
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Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design

Turning Qualitative User Data Into Actionable Design | UXploration | Scoop.it
We explain why qualitative research matters, explain our takeaways, and show how we wove them into the new design.
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Creating a Cultural Fit: Using ethnography with users and stakeholders

Creating a Cultural Fit: Using ethnography with users and stakeholders | UXploration | Scoop.it

The right design fits the company and its customers—a mismatch on either side results in fatal error.

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UX Without Users Is Not UX

UX teams are responsible for creating desirable experiences for users. Yet many organizations fail to include users in the development process.
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Combining Contextual Inquiry with Eye Tracking

Combining Contextual Inquiry with Eye Tracking | UXploration | Scoop.it

Traditional methods of user research and requirements gathering have served UX practitioners well in shaping our designs and redesigns of products and services. But as systems become more complex and users go beyond the screen, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get accurate data on why our users, customers, and employees are doing the things they do.

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Don't Listen to Users, Sample Their Experience

Uncovering user needs is one of the most challenging aspects of product development. Oh-so-many organizations develop beautiful products and services nobody needs.…
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Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience | UXploration | Scoop.it

Cognition is about knowledge and understanding, so there's a ton of psychological principles that fall under the umbrella of cognition. I'll focus on two principles that, once understood, will elevate a UX practitioner’s designs to a whole new level.

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Cognitive Barriers vs Cognitive Load.

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Teresa Hernandez's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:54 PM

Percieved complexity has been top of mind for me lately. Loved the takeway from that section: 
" The takeaway: Don’t create unnecessarily difficult steps, but don’t immediately discount adding difficulty to limit conversion and increase the quality of the converted...."

RDV Weekly's curator insight, February 7, 2014 4:24 PM

As a former Cognitive Science major, cognition is obviously fascinating to no end - and this article clearly cuts why

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User-centred design research for international users

User-centred design research for international users | UXploration | Scoop.it

The world is growing more interconnected and business more international, so it is likely that you will need to design for an international audience at some point. Following these general tips on international user experience research will help you gather better results from your studies, but more importantly it will make the entire process easier, so that you can enjoy the international experience.

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