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There are 39 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

Researchers and usability engineers need that pioneer spirit
Commercial research has evolved. So, too, has the study of human factors and ergonomics. While marketing research and usability engineering professionals often work in the same company on the same projects, they seldom do so together. This article discusses how marketing researchers and engineering professionals can start collaborating to blaze a trail together. Topics covered include commonalities of and distinctions between the two communities and reaching out and establishing a dialogue.
User interface testing becomes accessible and cost-effective
User interface research and usability technology are useful tools for understanding how customers will respond to new software versions, but these methods can be quite expensive. This article discusses user interface testing and its less-expensive portable version.
It's the user satisfaction, stupid
Though corporate Web sites are not products in the literal sense, they serve as powerful brand image communicators. While companies conduct large amounts of research on their actual products and services, many err by failing to seek user input when developing or refining their Web sites - which can lead to alienated or frustrated users. The author provides a brief overview of the steps companies should take to gauge their site’s usability.
Thoughts on testing Web site usability
A Web site is useless if it doesn’t meet users’ needs or expectations. This article discusses Web usability, including subtleties, the myth of the non tech-savvy user and fewer clicks not always being better.
Trade Talk: Success by design
A design-related conference held by the Marketing Science Institute offered a number of insights from product developers at Hewlett-Packard and Procter & Gamble.

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Recent Articles

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What qualitative and UX researchers can learn from each other
This article focuses on how user experience research is unique in the marketing research space and why qualitative researchers must understand the differences to succeed in usability testing.
By the Numbers: How to use research to measure an app's impact
Your company’s app is a critical link to your consumers. Here’s a quick look at measuring its effectiveness.
Get creative: Seven solutions to improve usability studies
This article outlines how seven research methodologies not traditionally employed in user experience research can improve usability studies.
Qualitatively Speaking: Seven things you don’t know about usability testing
The author offers tips for conducting more useful usability studies.
Ethnography-based hybrid research stretches four continents to study workplace interaction
Herman Miller conducted a global hybrid research project to observe how people behave and collaborate in the office to inform new product development.

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