Mar 15, 2021

UX Usability testing. Looking at focus groups, Wizard of Oz and supportive frameworks.

When designing a new product, research into expectations of your target audience are crucial to evaluate success or failure rate of the final product and whether investing into it is worthwhile at all. An efficient approach for this goal is to use focus groups. Main idea behind focus groups is to understand your target audiences’ feelings and opinions about a system or a product. It implies open discussion among a group of people to collect feedback. This method should be performed at... more

Mar 10, 2021

What is Usability testing? Chapter Review: "Measuring the UX: Performance metrics"

Usability testing is well suited to understand if the user experiences any problems during the use of the product. Further, usability testing can be implemented at times when it is not enough to merely know that a particular usability issue exists but it is required to estimate the scope of that usability issue and it’s span across different experiences, more precisely how many people may experience similar issues when using the final product. It can aid in identifying most severe... more

Mar 05, 2021

Paper Review: "A First Look at Human Values-Violation in App Reviews"

Before we embark on this small journey, I want to express my gratitude to the original researchers of this paper for paving the way for ethical product development. Though I feel 'weird' writing reviews on other peoples work as at the moment there is definitely more for me to learn on the topics the paper discussed, nevertheless I hope this review will spark your interest to read the original paper and take what is written in there into consideration for your own work.Read the... more

Mar 05, 2021

What is Universal design?

Universal design is a collection of methods and theories combined together to create a principal framework when designing for people. Main goal of universal design theory is inclusion of people with various levels of abilities and disabilities, be it permanent, temporary or short-term, in the use of the final product. Offline, universal design principles are often used in architectural and interior design, and ergonomics. Some examples of designing for accessibility in real life would be... more

Mar 04, 2021

Analyzing 3 main techniques of user experience evaluation in product development

Contextual laddering technique Laddering technique is mainly used in marketing and consumer research, but Zaman (2007) proposes that introduction of context allows for this technique to be applied to human-computer interaction user experience research. This method is based on means-to-end theory according to which people choose a product because it contains attributes, or means, that are instrumental to achieving the desired consequences and fulfilling values, or the end goals. People... more

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Analyzing 3 main techniques of user experience evaluation in product development
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Paper Review: "A First Look at Human Values-Violation in App Reviews"