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Complete Beginner's Guide to UX Research

Complete Beginner's Guide to UX Research
In an industry devoted to the people who use our products, services, and applications, research is paramount. We ask questions. We take notes. We learn everything we can about the target audience, and then iteratively test our work throughout the design process. Want UX Tips Delivered Straight to Your Inbox? Original UX articles Curated Resources Never miss an issue! UX research—or as it’s sometimes called, design research—serves many purposes throughout the design process. In this Complete Beginner’s Guide, we’ll look at the many elements of design research, from interviews and observations, to usability testing and A/B testing. What is UX research? UX research encompasses a variety of investigative methods used to add context and insight to the design process. The main goal of design research is to inform the design process from the perspective of the end user. With that in mind, research has two parts: gathering data, and synthesizing that data in order to improve usability. Observation

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User Research Basics User research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies. Mike Kuniaysky further notes that it is “the process of understanding the impact of design on an audience.” The types of user research you can or should perform will depend on the type of site, system or app you are developing, your timeline, and your environment. A Secret to Creative Problem Solving Ever find yourself going over and over a problem in your business, only to hit a dead end or draw a blank? Find an innovative solution with one simple technique: re-describe the problem. "The whole idea behind creative problem solving is the assumption that you know something that will help solve this problem, but you're not thinking of it right now," explains Art Markman, cognitive psychologist and author of "Smart Thinking." Put another way, your memory hasn't found the right cue to retrieve the information you need. Changing the description tells your mind that you're in a different situation, which unlocks a new set of memories. "The more different ways you describe the problem you're trying to solve, the more different things you know about that you will call to mind," says Markman.

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Card sorting: a definitive guide Introduction Card sorting is a technique that many information architects (and related professionals.) use as an input to the structure of a site or product. With so many of us using the technique, why would we need to write an article on it? While card sorting is described in a few texts and a number of sites, most descriptions are brief. The Complete Guide to the Product Design Process Working at a UX studio is an exciting, rewarding, and challenging job. Not only do we have to become subject matter experts in the field of UX, we have to become problem-solvers in the industries for which we are building products. Building those products involves a lot of people, quickly becoming an immensely collaborative process that includes designers, developers, product owners, strategists, stakeholders, and most importantly, users. At Digital Telepathy, we work with enterprises in the technology, cloud-management, cyber-security, and communications fields. This stuff gets complex real fast. We’ve refined our process with a methodical set of tools that apply to any industry, making the job less daunting, more scientific, more collaborative, and lots of fun.

The Practical Beginner’s Guide to User Research Successful products are created by designers that know their users. Everyone else is designing in the dark. But with all the possible user research methods available, how do you select the right user research techniques? An introduction to user research techniques — Government Service Design Manual Accessible Media Player by Nomensa The timeline slider below uses WAI ARIA. Please use the documentation for your screen reader to find out more. This guidance provides a broad overview of the methods and techniques available to conduct user research. Data Storage in Crystal Quartz will change Everything! You know how much I LOVE talking about new technology, right? Well, this is one that is going to blow your mind, make an excellent case for the Crystal Movement, and also mop the floor with “limited data storage” forever! There’s a new kind of storage device which many tech companies have been diving into in secret for the past few years, which Hitachi recently came out with a technology they are developing which is essentially a sheet of Quartz Glass, which could potentially save data up to 300 Million Years! If you didn’t know anything about storage devices that we currently have, but anything from records, CD’s, USB sticks, magnetic tape, none of these can even lay a finger on this new, very impressive technology. "The prototype is made of a square of quartz two centimeters wide and two millimeters thick. It houses four layers of dots that are created with a femtosecond laser, which produces extremely short pulses of light.

So you wanna be a user experience designer Pretty much every single day I get a tweet, email, or in person request for information on how to get started in the field of user experience. I’ve recently had a few people reach out to me even asking me to mentor them throughout the process. Given that I often find myself repeating the same answers over and over again, I decided to put all of my resources in a single blog post so that folks could easily access a consolidated version of my advice. So you wanna be a user experience designer?

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