Of the many industries impacted by the pandemic, residential real estate is certainly among the top few, along with short-term rentals, online meal/grocery delivery, hotels, and airline travel. Real estate websites offer a nearly real-time inventory of available properties for sale and rent. The popularity of these sites surged as waves of people sought to
Near the top of the list of concerns people have when using statistics with UX data is what to do with non-normal data. If you remember only a few things from statistics class, you might recall something about data needing to look like the infamous bell curve; more specifically, it needs to be normally distributed.
The pandemic had sudden and significant impacts on many industries, including grocery delivery, online meeting software, and vacation rentals. Understandably, people significantly increased their visits to news websites to understand the impacts of the virus and governments’ responses to it. Fake news and misinformation; fact-checkers who need fact-checkers: it’s become challenging to disentangle the biases
If you took an intro to stats class (or if you know just enough to be dangerous), you probably recall two things: something about Mark Twain’s “lies, damned lies …,” and that your data needs to be normally distributed. Turns out both are only partly true. Mark Twain did write the famous quote, but he
Online grocery shopping has increased substantially over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, online grocery sales grew steadily, but they accounted for only a modest portion of sales. Now, online grocery sales are booming, with estimated annual sales of 97.7 billion in 2021, an impressive 57% increase for the market
A social media platform, a GPS heads-up display, a video streaming platform: all are examples of viable products … that failed. The failure came despite often substantial financial funding and putatively useful features. Their failures were blamed on poor product-market fit. Predicting a prospective product’s success in the market isn’t easy. But there’s a strong
When we think of how the internet has changed commerce, we often consider our ability to browse and purchase products from around the world easily from the comfort of our homes with our mobile phones. But the internet has also enabled millions of people to easily sell their products to global consumers. That selling often
Happy New Year from all of us at MeasuringU®! In 2021 we posted 49 articles and welcomed several new clients to our UX testing platform MUIQ®, where we continue to add new features to reduce the friction in developing studies. We hosted our eighth UX Measurement Bootcamp, again as a virtual event. Going virtual still
The Net Promoter Score is ubiquitous, with many large organizations using it as a key metric. But despite its widespread adoption, there are vocal critics. It’s been called snake oil, deceptive, fake science, and harmful. In our webinar series and on our website, we’ve addressed several aspects of the NPS, including the enmity toward it.
Drugstores seem to be on every city corner. They are a blend of convenience store, retailer, and pharmacy. Drugstores are a type of mass merchant enterprise, but they fit in a smaller box than their big-box counterparts. According to Kentley Insights, the total 2020 drugstore revenue in the United States was $312.1 billion. Additionally, e-commerce