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Think Like a UX Researcher

Think Like a UX Researcher

How to Observe Users, Influence Design, and Shape Business Strategy

  • Author: David Travis,Philip Hodgson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429774001
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 294
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Think Like a UX Researcher will challenge your preconceptions about user experience (UX) research and encourage you to think beyond the obvious. You’ll discover how to plan and conduct UX research, analyze data, persuade teams to take action on the results and build a career in UX. The book will help you take a more strategic view of product design so you can focus on optimizing the user’s experience. UX Researchers, Designers, Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts and Marketing Managers will find tools, inspiration and ideas to rejuvenate their thinking, inspire their team and improve their craft.

UX Research

UX Research

Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products

  • Author: Brad Nunnally,David Farkas
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1491951265
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 256
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One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure

Researching UX: User Research

Researching UX: User Research

  • Author: James Lang,Emma Howell
  • Publisher: SitePoint
  • ISBN: 1492064270
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 202
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How well do you really know your users? With properly conducted user research, you can discover what really makes your audience tick. This practical guide will show you, step-by-step, how to gain proper insight about your users so that you can base design decisions on solid evidence. You'll not only learn the different methodologies that you can employ in user research, but also gain insight into important set-up activities, such as recruiting users and equipping your lab, and acquire analysis skills so that you can make the most of the data you've gathered. And finally, you'll learn how to communicate findings and deploy evidence, to boost your design rationale and persuade skeptical colleagues. Design your research Cost justify user research Recruit and incentivise users Discover how to run your research sessions Analyze your results Reporting on results and acting in your findings

Games User Research

Games User Research

  • Author: Anders Drachen,Pejman Mirza-Babaei,Lennart Nacke
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198794843
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 560
  • View: 3972
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Games User Research' is the definitive guide to methods and practices for games user professionals, researchers and students seeking additional expertise or starting advice in the game development industry. It is the go-to volume for everyone working with games, with an emphasis on those new to the field.

User Research

User Research

A Practical Guide to Designing Better Products and Services

  • Author: Stephanie Marsh
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749481056
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Many businesses are based on creating desirable experiences, products and services for users. However in spite of this, companies often fail to consider the end user - the customer - in their planning and development processes. As a result, organizations find themselves spending huge sums of money creating products and services that, quite simply, don't work. User experience research, also known as UX research, focuses on understanding user behaviours, needs and motivations through a range of observational techniques, task analysis and other methodologies. User Research is a practical guide that shows readers how to use the vast array of user research methods available. Covering all the key research methods including face-to-face user testing, card sorting, surveys, A/B testing and many more, the book gives expert insight into the nuances, advantages and disadvantages of each, while also providing guidance on how to interpret, analyze and share the data once it has been obtained. Ultimately, User Research is about putting natural powers of observation and conversation to use in a specific way. The book isn't bogged down with small, specific, technical detail - rather, it explores the fundamentals of user research, which remain true regardless of the context in which they are applied. As such, the tools and frameworks given here can be used in any sector or industry, to improve any part of the customer journey and experience; whether that means improving software, websites, customer services, products, packaging or more.

Building User Research Teams

Building User Research Teams

How to Create UX Research Teams that Deliver Impactful Insights

  • Author: Steve Bromley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781670056849
  • Category:
  • Page: 226
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Successful products require good decisions. Reliable information about what users are trying to achieve, their context and whether they can and will use your product is essential to making good product decisions. User researchers run robust and repeatable studies to find that information, but they need some tools and support to get started. Building User Research Teams is a practical guide on how to build a research team of any size, starting from convincing colleagues why they need a user research team, through the development and implementation of the tools and processes needed, to running high quality studies and mapping the future development of a growing research team. Learn how to: Advocate for user research inside your organisation Budget for and equip a research team Create the templates and tools needed to run research Run studies that are impactful and accurate Optimise your research team's workflow Grow a research team long-term This book is useful for: Companies looking to hire their first researcher New research leaders establishing a team Independent researchers in companies looking to maximise their impact Designers, product managers and UX professionals wanting to incorporate research best practice into their work