I've been tasked with finding a vendor to conduct recruitment on behalf of a client for an un-moderated, online card sort. Vendor and card sort participants can be from anywhere in the country. Any suggestions or recommendations as to which firm(s) to contact? Thanks in advance!
(Everyone, apologies for any duplicate postings you may receive. Here's the official announcement from Rosenfeld Media for my new book-in-progress. I'm so excited! /SP)
Interviewing users is fundamental to user experience work but, as Steve Portigal cautions, we tend to take it for granted. Because it's based on talking and listening, skills we think we have, we often wing it. Sadly, we miss out on many of the wonderful opportunities our interviews should reveal.
I am a professional in the field looking for current, up-to-date, interaction design blog recommendations. I am an avid reader of ixd and user experience research, but some of the blogs in our field are out of date.
What some current, great, IXD blogs?
Current IXD health care focused blogs?
Lastly, many of my fellow IXDAer's get valuable user experience information from other types of technology blogs written with a user focused perspective. Know of anything like this?
In a recent convo on Twitter, Janna DeVylder, Dave Malouf, Steve Baty and I were discoursing about the difficulties of traversing the Research > Design chasm. Some really great thoughts ensued. So, I thought I'd keep the convo going here.
It's a topic I'm keely interested in. Having helped present From Design to Research at Agile '09, and having worked on this for many years, I still realize I have lots to learn.
The STC India User Research and Usability SIG is pleased to announce three sessions on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Misys Software Solutions (India) Private Limited, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Bangalore.
1) HCI research methods by Sanjay Tripathi, ABB
2) Usability heuristics for documentation by Anupama Gummaraju
3) Web analytics in technical documentation by Jigesh
has anybody used participatory design combined with paper prototyping to gather insight as to the best interaction design solution?
I'm specifically thinking of having users organize, in a guided session, paper widgets and content modules of different sizes to reflect the access they would like to see on the interface to different content items according to their needs and uses. This would be like an extension of conventional card sorting (which we have already done), but to gauge users' needs in terms of access and interaction with the contents.
Hi all, I'm doing some informal research on exploratory search. I've found some links on the web and in the acm library, but wanted to ask here if there is any seminal or concrete reference on this topic that I can dive into.
I've found the work of Ryen White and Gary Marchionini very interesting but I need to validate their research with some external opinions (yours) on the matter.
Any other links, pdf, authors, books would be appreciated.