DAY 6 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Write your research plan

You want to put your research goals on paper and communicate them to stakeholders, managers, and other team members. You don’t need a 100 pages, one page will do. This summary not only explains what you and your team are up to it also helps you to focus your research on your objectives. During research it’s good to read through the plan and make sure you stick to it. Continue reading “DAY 6 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Write your research plan”
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DAY 5 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: explore like Columbus or evaluate like Galileo

“It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as it were a nail.” What Maslow is pointing out so eloquently to us is that in research (as in life) there is no such thing as the right method for everything. On the contrary, there is a wide variety … Continue reading DAY 5 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: explore like Columbus or evaluate like Galileo

DAY 4 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Create your hypothesis

Hypothesis (hʌɪˈpɒθɪsɪs): a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. In simple words a hypothesis is a statement created by researchers when they speculate upon the outcome of a research or experiment. Formulating your research hypothesis is a good way to externalise your thoughts as well as … Continue reading DAY 4 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Create your hypothesis

DAY 3 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Understand your research objectives

Every research needs to be well planed. You need to know what it is you are trying to find out. The first step you want to take is to flesh out the objectives of your research. The type of objectives depends in which stage you are in the development process.   Objectives Objectives can focus on … Continue reading DAY 3 – CRASH COURSE IN UX RESEARCH: Understand your research objectives

Day 2 – Crash course in Ux research: quantitative vs. qualitative

We all know the difference. Basically. Read on for a quick and to the point description of quantitative and qualitative research. Quantitative research In order to apply statistical calculations you need numbers. Website visits or page views are two examples. Surveys and questionnaires are the most popular methods to gather the information. Web analytics are a … Continue reading Day 2 – Crash course in Ux research: quantitative vs. qualitative

quick facts: The best teams communicate outside of formal meetings

Researchers at MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory have found conversations outside of formal meetings are the most important factor that contributes to team success. Their research showed that the energy and engagement of these informal interactions accounts for one third of the differences in productivity between groups. Continue reading quick facts: The best teams communicate outside of formal meetings