The User Experience of Meeting Software (2022)

The worst of the pandemic may be over, but many changes remain, including our heavy use of meeting software. The last time we investigated the user experience of meeting software was at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, with our article published in April 2020. At that time, the usage of online meeting software had

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Consumer Software UX and NPS Benchmarks (2022)

From email to web browsing to learning a second language, consumer software affects many aspects of modern life. Research in information systems management has found that the fundamental UX metrics of perceived usability and perceived usefulness are key drivers of how likely it is that users will adopt new technology and recommend software. For example,

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Can UX Metrics Predict Future Grocery Purchases?

Are websites and products with a better user experience more profitable? If a user has a better experience, are they more likely to reuse, repurchase, and recommend the experience to others? While there is a strong interest in quantifying how a better user experience can impact the bottom line, there’s stubbornly little data to understand

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UX and NPS Benchmarks of Ticketing Websites (2022)

In 2020–2021, lockdowns and limits on social gatherings during the global pandemic forced the cancellation of sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, and more. Now, the live events industry has re-emerged even stronger than before, as fans are eager to return to their favorite venues and stadiums. Even though the average cost of tickets has increased

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What Percentage of Participants Think Aloud?

What percentage of users are willing to participate in a TA study? The Think Aloud (TA) method, in which participants speak their thoughts as they attempt to complete tasks, is one of the most distinctive characteristics of usability testing. Think Aloud, as a method for understanding human attitudes and behavior, has been around for over

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Four Ways to Pick the Right UX Method

User experience research has many methods. Some methods, such as usability testing, are used frequently and have been around for decades. Other, more recent additions, such as click testing, are useful variations on existing methods. Selecting the right UX method means narrowing down the available methods to those that will address (1) the primary research

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UX and NPS Benchmarks of Business Information Websites (2022)

What’s a good sushi restaurant in Denver? Is this auto repair shop reliable? What are the best hotels in Oahu that don’t cost a fortune? Most people, when asking questions about businesses—from travel and leisure to professional services—start online by reviewing one of the many informational websites. But even if these review websites are usable

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Business Software UX and NPS Benchmarks (2022)

Despite the attention consumer-level mobile apps, websites, and software get, much of the world depends on business software. Business software supports core functions for organizations, such as productivity management, communication, accounting, and sales. Several products also have a fair amount of crossover between business and consumer usage. Along with their features and capabilities, the user

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Evaluation of Three SEQ Variants

The Single Ease Question (SEQ®) is a single seven-point item that measures the perceived ease of task completion. It is commonly used in usability testing. Since its introduction in 2009 [PDF], some researchers have made variations in its design. Figure 1 shows the version that we currently use. In 2022, we decided to test some

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A Taxonomy of Common UX Research Methods

User experience research has a wide variety of methods. From one perspective, it’s good because there’s usually a method for whatever research question you need to answer. On the other hand, it’s hard to keep track of all these methods. Some methods, such as usability testing, are commonly used and have been around for decades.

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