UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet
Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they all build common ground within an organization.
Research to Impact Canvas - The Canvas Revolution
Plan Research with the UX Research Canvas
(PDF) Action Research Model Canvas - ARMC
Research Impact Canvas: New tool for impactful science communication - ESPS – European Science Press Service
(PDF) Research Canvas PwC
The Research Design Canvas – Academic Toolkit
Why Am I Always Being Researched? - Chicago Beyond
How to Recruit Participants for UX Research
(PDF) Sample size for qualitative research: The risk of missing something important | Peter J DePaulo - Academia.edu
Until the definitive answer is provided, perhaps an N of 30 respondents is a reasonable starting point fordeciding the qualitative sample size that can reveal the full range (or nearly the full range) of potentially important customer perceptions. An N of 30 reduces the probability of missing a perception with a 10percent-incidence to less than 5 percent (assuming random sampling), and it is the upper end of the rangefound by Griffin and Hauser. If the budget is limited, we might reduce the N below 30, but the client mustunderstand the increased risks of missing perceptions that may be worth knowing. If the stakes and budgetare high enough, we might go with a larger sample in order to ensure that smaller (or harder to reach)subgroups are still likely to be represented.
Customer research. Here are 7 places to find exactly what your customers want
7 customer research sources: 1/ Media Kits 2/ Google Scholar 3/ Amazon Reviews 4/ The New Forums 5/ Comment Sections 6/ Customer Data 7/ Interviews
User Diary Studies - An effective research method for evaluating user behavior long-term
Doing research as if participants mattered | Impact of Social Sciences
Understanding Cultural Issues in Research Design: A Webinar Panel — Methodspace
Systems Mapping: How to build and use causal models of systems
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The question researchers should all stop asking
We want to take the shortcut and ask the why question, but please, resist the urge. Reframe it and you’ll find you are getting a more honest answer that is closer to authentic truth.
The Journey of One of PepsiCo’s Iconic Brands: The Research That Defined Fritos’ Appealing Human Truth | GreenBook
Covid-19: Identifying and addressing vaccine hesitancy using ‘personas’
How to create a better research poster in less time (#betterposter Generation 2). - YouTube
How to Conduct a Cognitive Walkthrough Workshop
A cognitive walkthrough is a technique used to evaluate the learnability of a system. Unlike user testing, it does not involve users (and, thus, it can be relatively cheap to implement). Like heuristic evaluations, expert reviews, and PURE evaluations, it relies on the expertise of a set of reviewers to assess the interface. Although cognitive walkthroughs can be conducted by an individual, they are designed to be done as part of a group in a workshop setting where evaluators walk through a task in a highly structured manner from a new user’s point of view.
Research methods for discovery
Whilst you’re shaping the problem space and then during the first diamond of understanding and defining which user needs to focus on, you should ideally get out of the lab or the office. When you have defined your solution and are iterating on it, that’s the best time to use your go to method — lab usability testing in a lot of cases, remote interviewing is mine. This is because you are likely needing cycles of quick feedback and iteration so you need a tried and trusted method so you can spin up a sprint of research quickly and efficiently. So how about when time and efficiency isn’t quite so important and the quality and depth of understanding or engagement of stakeholders are the key drivers? Here are some examples from my toolkit:
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6 Mistakes When Crafting Interview Questions
Meaningless Measurement – johnJsills
Broadly, these feedback surveys can be categorised into five groups: the pointless; the self-important; the immoral; the demanding; and the downright weird:
The future of human behaviour research | Nature Human Behaviour
A Psychological Approach to Journey Mapping
Decarbonising Existing Homes in Wales: A Participatory Behavioural Systems Mapping Approach – UCL Press
Method:Three participatory workshops were held with the independent Welsh residential decarbonisation advisory group(‘the Advisory Group’)to (1)maprelationships betweenactors, behavioursand influences onbehaviourwithin thehome retrofitsystem,(2)provide training in the Behaviour Change Wheel framework(3)use these to developpolicy recommendationsfor interventions. Recommendations were analysed usingthe COM-B (capability, opportunity, motivation) model of behaviourtoassesswhether they addressed these factors. Results:Twobehavioural systems mapswere produced,representing privately rented and owner-occupied housing tenures. The main causal pathways and feedback loops in each map are described.
EMERGE – Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender Equality – UC SAN DIEGO
EMERGE (Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender Equality) is a project focused on gender equality and empowerment measures to monitor and evaluate health programs and to track progress on UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: To Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Girls. As reported by UN Women (2018), only 2 of the 14 SDG 5 indicators have accepted methodologies for measurement and data widely available. Of the remaining 12, 9 are indicators for which data are collected and available in only a limited number of countries. This assessment suggests notable measurement gaps in the state of gender equality and empowerment worldwide. EMERGE aims to improve the science of gender equality and empowerment measurement by identifying these gaps through the compilation and psychometric evaluation of available measures and supporting scientifically rigorous measure development research in India.
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Systematic web search methods
People regularly ask me how to perform a systematic *web* search. Finally found some time to organize my ad hoc tips and relate these to steps in a systematic scholarly search. Despite the options, web search will remain less controlled and a fuzzy patchwork.
The problem with problem trees > by Brooke Tully
The issue is: We try to solve every single box in the problem tree. If people don’t know about something, then we solve it by raising awareness. If people don’t care about something, then we solve it by getting them to care more. If people are doing illegal behaviors because of a lack of enforcement, then we solve it by increasing enforcement. We go through the whole set of problem tree causes in this manner, writing objectives with a one-to-one match per problem. Not only does this result in a long list of objectives, which will quickly overwhelm us, it also traps us into solving behavioral problems using logic-based approaches.
A matrix for prioritizing user research | by Ananda Nadya | Jan, 2022 | UX Collective
Yes, You Can Generalize from a Case Study | by Bent Flyvbjerg | Geek Culture | Medium
Paper Prototyping: A Cutout Kit
Motivating Seasonal Influenza Vaccination and Cross-Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination: An Audience Segmentation Study among University Students | HTML
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Want to make an impact, you say? We have a 'likelihood' tip you can use. | LinkedIn
That’s why we’ve developed an evidence-based approach to identifying and prioritising the most suitable behaviour(s) to address a problem: The Impact-Likelihood Matrix (ILM), developed by our very own Sarah Kneebone. By undertaking a rigorous investigation of the literature and audience research, our technique ensures that the behaviour(s) you choose to target for your intervention or policy will have the highest likelihood of driving the change you are seeking.