CS 4963: UI Design. User Research Methods. Summary for Today. What is user research? Why should you learn about this? But isn’t this for professionals? ( Yes.) Methods galore! Things to watch for. First, what is user research ?. personas - scenarios - o pportunities - approach.
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User Research Methods
Make a model of your users.
ABOUT USER RESEARCH
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UX Research Professionals.
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User research helps you discover information and evaluate designs throughout the software design process, using several methods that give you lots of context (how people work and what they need to help them) for your design work.
(Also: professional user researchers are very helpful! Particularly if you’re doing lots of number crunching.)
Make a set of tasks, with boundaries, into a scenario for your test participant, and write up the findings.
2. Readings for next lesson: on the class blog.(The “clog”? groooooooan at the bad portmanteau, yesssss)