Post category: Research for design

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Bookmark: How to get the most value out of remote user research (without breaking the bank)

From my first-hand experience, this lightweight research process described by Rian Van Der Merwe is incredibly efficient. In the article it is summarized as chosing: The RITE testing method (Rapid Iterative Testing and Evaluation) The right remote usability testing tools The right fidelity The right people to talk to The right way to analyze and […]

Using the “Cognitive bias codex” for design concept evaluation

Cognitive bias – the tendency of the human brain to interpret information based on unrecognised irrational factors – is a phenomenon that has been fascinating me for well over a decade. There is no more efficient way to improve the quality of a design concept than by doing a heuristic evaluation on potential cognitive biases […]

Bookmark: “Let’s Stop Doing Research”

Amen! Erika Hall presents why purely user-centred design is out-of-date, explains how data-driven design is actually bias-driven design, and debunks the myth of the genius designer working chiefly based on intuition. And offers her own alternative approach: We need evidence-based design. Because what we are doing first and foremost is designing. It doesn’t matter how […]

Bookmark: CoDesign Journey Planner

Based on 15 years of research, the INUSE research group at Aalto University created this “Co-design journey planner” that helps identify the most suitable research methods based on range of project variables: The problem is not finding just any approach, but sorting out which approach might suit you. […] Using the wrong method is a […]

Bookmark: Design Research Techniques

The blog at Experientia points to this convenient tool providing quick access to design research methods, divided into six project phases: This online repository is a necessarily unfinished and evolving resource for Participatory Design Techniques. These techniques help evolve a project lifecycle through participation of multiple stakeholders including potential users or audiences, partners Not all […]

Bookmark: Remote Usability and UX Research Tools

An exhaustive list of (commercial) tools for remote user/UX research, compiled in five categories: self-moderated tools (users execute tasks on their own, recorded for later analysis) mobile tools (a short but growing category of options) automated tools (providing enhanced analytics while test subjects use a site) moderated tools (remotely facilitated testing sessions) surveys (for self-reported […]