Did I mention I’m freelancing? (or, coping strategies from the dining room desk)

So, I don’t remember whether I specifically told you or not, but I’ve just gone out to work on my own. A freelance what, I’m not exactly sure.. I’m hoping to continue to do what I’ve been doing for a while now – design/user research and user centred design (including information architecture and interaction design), but some other interesting opportunities are out there too… All…

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Embracing the Un-Science of Qualitative Research Part Three – Improvising is Excellent

So, recently we’ve been talking about Qualitative Research and how it’s not so scientific, but that ain’t bad. We identified three ways that you *might* make Qualitative Research more scientific and have been pulling those approaches apart. They are to: Use a relatively large sample size (which we destroyed here) Ensure that your test environment doesn’t change (which was shown to be foolish here) Ensure…

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links for 26 July 2007 – Resources for UX Freelancing

Usability test software tool: Excel data logger his spreadsheet allows you to measure task completion rates, analyse questionnaire data, and summarise participant comments. It even includes a timer so you can measure time-on-task. The spreadsheet is highly customisable. (tags: research resource templates usability) Viewing Facility, Focus Group Facilities, Market Research Recruitment Welcome to a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference guide detailing the leading Focus Group Facilities…

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Embracing the Un-Science of Qualitative Research Part Two – Ever-Evolving Prototypes are Ace

So, earlier we were talking about whether you can or should attempt to make qualitative research more scientific, and that there are three ways you might go about doing this, being to: Use a relatively large sample size (deconstructed in Part One) Ensure that your test environment doesn’t change (which we’ll talk about now) Ensure that your test approach doesn’t change One of the fundamentals…

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