March 2021: UXperts round-up
How to encourage participation during research + Getting started with statistics for UX + 10 key takeaways from our latest UX industry survey + more
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2021 — In-demand skills for UX researchers
An analysis of 68 fresh UX researcher job postings. What skills is everyone talking about? How many years of experience? What qualifications? This research will answer all of those questions in hopes of helping you towards a more evidence-based self-development plan.
By Zombor Varnagy-Toth at uxplanet.org
10 key takeaways from our latest UX industry survey
We recently invited user researchers, UXers and other members of the user experience industry to take part in a survey and share how the pandemic changed their research and testing routines, as well as what they expect from the rest of 2021. Here are the 10 takeaways from our study.
By Maria Santos at peopleforresearch.co.uk
The state of user research 2021 report
For their 2021 report, User Interviews collected responses through their newsletter and social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) and by posting in Slack, Facebook, and LinkedIn communities. In the end, they heard back from 525 people who do research (PwDRs) as at least part of their job.
By Katryna Balboni at userinterviews.com
A beginner’s guide to getting started in UX research
This resource was put together by Lade Tawak. If you’re interested in getting started in UX, but don’t know where to start from, this guide contains resources and articles that can help you.
By Lade Tawak at notion.so
How to encourage participation during research
When people open up and participate, research creates conclusions and findings that present a true picture. To recognise the point of view of a customer, you have to listen and observe, before you report. Let’s look at the situation of user research and observations when determining future decisions and understanding the true experience.
By Emma Jones at experienceux.co.uk
UI & UX micro-tips
When creating efficient, and beautiful UIs for your next project sometimes it takes only the smallest adjustments to help quickly improve the designs you’re trying to create.
By Marc Andrew at marcandrew.me
How to put faith in design
Evolution is about good design for survival and we can learn from its history, even if we don’t agree with its morality. But the history of design most UX designers know starts with the Macintosh. We have a narrow view of how design fits into the world, even into the world of business, and that works against us.
By Scott Berkun at scottberkun.com
Getting started with statistics for UX
UX designers have a variety of methods for gathering feedback and iterating on their design, such as contextual interviews, persona creation, customer journey, storyboard, and etc. Some of the methods are prevailing and intuitive; they reveal a lot about user needs and stories.
By Hossein Raspberry at uxbooth.com
When machine learning meets UX writing
Internal vs. external validity of UX studies
Poorly designed qualitative or quantitative research may produce invalid results. Avoid encouraging certain responses or behaviours and make sure that your study conditions and participants are representative.
By Raluca Budiu at nngroup.com
UK Disability Survey: our analysis, advice and more
The media caught wind of a massive issue earlier this year, after the UK Disability Survey was released and almost 100 disability organisations and allies called for the government to scrap the rushed initiative.
By Jason Stockwell at peopleforresearch.co.uk