Everyone seems to claim they practice user-centered design nowadays. My questions are what and how. What user-centered research methods are people using? How are those findings affecting the designs? What do most people mean when they say user-centered design? Here are three research activities you can do today that will make your user-centered design claims 100% valid.
Usability testing at trade shows is challenging but totally worth it. Trade shows are uniquely suited for quick and thorough data gathering. They are the only environment where you'll find a captive audience of real users, primed to help your research initiatives. The bad news is, with this fantastic opportunity comes a handful of specific challenges.
I’ve received feedback that picking good user tasks is the hardest part of signing up for a free usability test through the 1000 FREE Usability Tests Project web form. Following these 3 steps will ensure you pick great user tasks for usability testing.
I worked for a mid-sized company for 9 years. I loved my job there. I loved my coworkers, my day-to-day, and the impact I had on 8+ million users. Then, out of the blue, the company went through a workforce reduction.