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UX professional salaries have increased 7% from 2009 to 2011. During that same period the profession has also grown. For the last two Usability Professional Association Salary Surveys (2009 and 2011) respondents were asked how many UX Professionals there are in their company and the total size of the company. In 2011 the question posed was "How many user experience-related staff work in your entire

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As part of the recent UPA Salary Survey I conducted a deep-dive into the nominal differences in salary between men and women. Most of the responses came from the US (70%) and the international currencies were converted into US dollars. Men make around 4.4% more The first thing I looked at was the median salary in aggregate between genders. In total there were responses from

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When we look to improve the user experience of software or websites, sometimes the best improvements aren't slight tweaks to the interface but involve eliminating steps altogether. Here are four examples from the physical world that may inspire improvements in the digital world followed by four experiences that can use some refining. Four Terrific User Experiences Keyless entry: We get in and out of our

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This is the final outline of our book with Morgan Kaufmann. It will bring together almost a decade of research on finding the best statistical approaches to solving the most common issues in user research. Publication date is April 15 2012.Introduction & How to Use this BookVisual Guide to What TestSkipping the formulasQuantifying User ResearchWhat is User Research?Usability Tests (lab and remote)BenchmarkingComparative TestingQualitative StudiesSurveysRequirements GatheringA/B

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Marketing and UX both play important roles in making products successful. They often compete for the same limited budget and can be at odds on product direction. I crunch numbers for both Marketing and UX groups and can't help but notice how much both disciplines have in common. They are an unlikely couple. Here are nine things they have in common. 1. Loyalty Word of

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Recently Nielsen conducted a study on the reading speeds between the printed book, Kindle and iPad. From 24 users the study concluded that the iPad took about 6.2% longer (p =.06) and Kindle about 10% longer (p <.01) to read than the same story on a printed book. From this data Nielsen concluded "Books Faster than Tablets" and while tablets have improved dramatically over the

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It's been ten years since the dot-com flame-out began. In those ten years we've seen the rise of User Experience. User Experience seems to have a lot of buzz and gets attached to all sorts of activities that have little to do with the user or the experience. It has all but replaced the terms usability and human factors in many companies (it is also

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Does a PhD pay off financially? I recently helped conduct the statistical analysis of the UPA 2009 salary survey[pdf], and used this opportunity to look into the data to see if I could calculate how much a PhD affects salaries in this profession.  The dataset contains salary information for a wide range of jobs in the profession—usability engineers, designers, managers and information architects. The vast

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