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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

CUA of the Month - February 2015: James Green

The UX Heart of Accessibility

James Green, Senior Director of Usability and Accessibility at Visa, is HFI's CUA of the Month for February 2015. James says: “Removing obstacles is what draws me to improving UX, and also to accessibility where the stakes are higher: the problems we’re solving often go beyond making it easier to do something to making it possible.” Read the entire…

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Posted by Human Factors International on February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm

User Experience Design Newsletter - January, 2015

Design Science: Our 7 Favorite Papers of 2014

User experience practitioners understand how important it is to keep up to date on the latest research in our field. We are always on the lookout for ways to put research into practice.

Read the complete newsletter: http://ow.ly/HXQkT

Posted by Human Factors International on January 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

CUA of the Month - January 2015: Chris DeFields

UX Meets Digital Metrics Analytics

Chris DeFields, a senior research analyst, is HFI's CUA of the Month for January. 

Linking UX to digital analytics metrics, Chris says: “Analytics data may suggest a problem, lead to additional needs analysis and…

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Posted by Human Factors International on January 23, 2015 at 4:05pm

CUA Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of HFI's CUA Essay Contest:

1st prize: Vijay Venkatesan of Chennai, India

2nd prize: Jim Green of Charlotte, NC, USA

Thank you to all who submitted entries.

Posted by Human Factors International on September 1, 2014 at 10:22pm

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