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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…


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…


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…


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…


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

The Current State and Future of Human-Computer Interaction: A New Handbook of HCI

The study and discipline of human-computer interaction has developed over the past three decades growing changing with evermore powerful and innovative technology and maturing with more sophisticated theories and methodologies. We have witnessed the birth of the personal computer and just recently transitioned into the post-PC era.  We have enjoyed the development of the GUI (Graphical User Interface) and WIMPs (windows, icons, mice, pointing) are now searching to go beyond…


Posted by Kent Norman on August 19, 2014 at 11:05am

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