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CXA Spotlight: Krista Kostuch

From English Teacher to UX Champion

"There was more in the realm of user experience I needed to learn that not even hands-on experience could teach me. There were best practices, methods, techniques, tools and everything else that I wanted to know how and when to apply.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on July 27, 2015 at 3:30pm

CUA of the Month: July 2015 - CJ Cuccaro

Switching From Programmer to Usability Mental Model

"My advice for those who want to enter this field of usability: do as much up front learning as possible. Work on core soft skills like presenting, selling, analyzing, and organizing. Look into the HFI certification programs. No need for a full degree, get the CUA from HFI. The cost savings compared to a degree is significant and you will get what you need to be successful.”…

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Posted by Human Factors International on July 20, 2015 at 7:20pm

UXPA Conference in San Diego, June 22-25

Human Factors International looks forward to meeting you at UXPA 2015 in San Diego, June 22-25, at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort. CEO and Founder Eric Schaffer will be attending the conference along with Global President Jay More and Global Chief of Technical Staff Apala Lahiri. Come to our booth and meet Mary Michaels, our Global Director of Training, and Business Director Jonathan Sinton. Come and check out our Exclusive…

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Posted by Human Factors International on June 15, 2015 at 9:35pm

CUA of the Month - June 2015: Stacy Sherman

The Drive toward Optimization Excellence

"My passion is digital marketing and conversion optimization. I love my job because everything is measurable in the digital space, and I can make intelligent business decisions based on data versus opinion.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on June 2, 2015 at 5:44pm

CUA of the Month - May 2015: Kendra Keogh

Bridging the UX/Development Gap

"I have always wanted my development to be closer to the user. I really need for my work to make an impact and to be meaningful. The closer I can get to the people who use it, the more satisfying it is for me. I actually feel like I am doing something that matters to a person, rather than just working with technology.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on May 1, 2015 at 12:00pm

CUA of the Month - April 2015: Sheena Bove

From Art to UX for Engineering Tools

"Complex tools can still provide in-depth functionality without overwhelming the user. As product developers and designers, we can do more to understand the ideal workflows, processes, environments, and constraints of the users to provide a better experience and reduce the friction involved with completing a task.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on April 1, 2015 at 10:38pm

CUA of the Month - March 2015: Jeff Werness

Building Full UX Power

Jeff Werness is HFI's CUA of the Month for March 2015. “There has been a fundamental shift from treating digital as a new advertising medium to digital being intrinsic to the human conversation. A big change occurred when we started to move into digital and understand that it is all about giving the customers what they want and need, whether they expressed it or not.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on March 6, 2015 at 11:00am

User Experience Design Newsletter - February 2015

Five, ten, or twenty-five – How many test participants?

During design, UX teams do formative testing – focusing on qualitative data and learning enough to move the design forward. But how many participants are needed to have confidence in the test results? That debate’s been going for a quarter-century.

Read the full article: http://ow.ly/JQa0e

Posted by Human Factors International on March 2, 2015 at 4:30pm

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