I'm looking for suggestions for ways I can usability test some
micro-interactions on the site I'm working on. We've worked out a
bunch of the big questions - the flow and IA seem to be working, the
visual design is adding to the content, and users are enjoying
themselves on the site - but a handful of issues regularly pop up
that I would like to be able to test out with some users.
I am trying to figure how companies around the globe describe people
they want to hire, and how they call each function.
Please, if possible, send your answers to contact at ixdasp.org with
title + job descriptions for:
- Interaction Designers
- Information Architects
- User Experience person
- Usability person
- Experience architects
- or let us know which name/description the company you work for
use to refer to professionals working with IA, Usability and IxD.
Sears Holdings is seeking an experienced Research Lab Manager. We are
the nation's fourth largest broadline, multichannel retailer. We have
established a design studio in downtown Chicago with a fully equipped
Usability Lab, which is located directly on top of our downtown
Chicago flagship brick and mortar store; 4 floors of customers
actively shopping at your ready!
You are creative, motivated, and able to excel in a fast-paced,
City University London HCID will be running a workshop covering the
basics of eye tracking and how to use the Tobii Studio software
application to run eye tracking studies.
The first half of the workshop will cover the fundamentals of setting
up the eye tracking equipment as well and conducting the tests
themselves, followed by a demonstration of how the analysis tools can
be used to get the most out of the testing sessions, conducted by Raj
Arjan, Interaction Lab Manager.
Jon Ward from Acuity ETS will then be showcasing some of the latest
eye tracking technologies.
I am in the process of designing a survey for work. The survey consists of
45 questions to be conducted online using a the Checkbox tool ( http://www.checkbox.com/ which seems to be down at the moment).
Because it is a lengthy survey, I am worried about a couple of things:
1. Does the number of question per page matter? If so what is the average
number of questions a participant should answer per page before they lose
2. Alternatively, what is the maximum number of pages a survey should have?
I've been tasked with getting together specs for a usability lab that one of my clients is building. I'm thinking a standard three-stage lab with a relatively large participant room for group testing, if that ever comes up. But I don't have specifics yet. Has anyone out there done this before? Any advice?
I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.
In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more
At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
I have to do a presentation (at very short notice for a job interview)
on improvements to a search interface for clinical data. Does anybody
know of any useful resources that focus on the design and usability
of search interfaces. Thanks