Each year we lend our analytical skills to the UXPA to help the UX community understand the latest compensation, skills, and composition of the UX profession. We helped collect, analyze, and interpret the salary and related skills of UX professionals from around the world. The details are available on the UXPA website. Here are the
Personas are a staple of UX research. Some 70% of practitioners report using them. Persona creation is typically a qualitative process using a small sample size. Researchers conduct in-depth interviews and observations with small samples of participants (usually 5-20 people) in order to derive a rich and comprehensive profile of individuals that use, or could
There’s been a lot of buzz about design thinking. What it means, how to apply its principles, and even if it’s a new concept. While design thinking is usually applied to more scientific endeavors, scientific thinking can also benefit design. While it may be a less-trendy topic, a scientific approach to design is certainly effective.
How many hours per year do you spend volunteering? How much do you agree that online articles provide valuable information for businesses to succeed? There is an art and science to writing survey questions. A number of books can help you with the process. But even the best written questions can be susceptible to biases
Observation is a key data collection technique for UX research. Observational research typically happens in the users’ home, workplace, or natural environment and not in a lab or controlled setting. With this research, you can understand how people naturally interact with products and people and the challenges they face. It can provide inspiration and ideas
When we speak about a qualitative research study, it’s easy to think there is one kind. But just as with quantitative methods, there are actually many varieties of qualitative methods. Similar to the way you can group usability testing methods, there are also a number of ways to segment qualitative methods. A popular and helpful