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December 2015 - Automated usability studies Copy (Dec 2015)
Most usability studies include feedback from a just a handful of people. As a rule of thumb, you can find 90% of usability issues with just 12 participants. However, many of my clients are uncomfortable making major changes to their product based on such a small sample. In this issue of 'Tidbits,’ I will tell you about one way to gather usability feedback from many users via "remote unmoderated usability studies".
Usability Tidbit 9 - Why I love online card sorts (Nov 2013)
Today I am going to share with you one of my most favorite research techniques - online card sorting. I typically recommend this approach on projects where my client wants to improve the navigation of their product. Card sorting is a perfect fit for this objective because it gives you a picture of how your users organize their world as it relates to your product.
Usability Tidbit #1 - Inaugural edition (Dec 2012)
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Usability Tidbits. My goal with this newsletter is to offer my best advice on usability to help my readers create more successful products. In this first issue you'll learn how to vary your research approach depending on where you are in your product development cycle.