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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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Added by Human Factors International on June 2, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

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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Added by Human Factors International on May 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Human Factors International on April 1, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments

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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Added by Human Factors International on March 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

Added by Human Factors International on March 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Human Factors International on February 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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

Added by Human Factors International on January 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Human Factors International on January 23, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments

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.

Added by Human Factors International on September 1, 2014 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Kent Norman on August 19, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

CUA of the Month: Andrew Schall

The Eyes Have It

by Jim Garrett

Eye tracking is still a relatively new technique for many UX professionals.  Our Certified Usability Analyst of the Month, Andrew Schall, happens to be an expert in this field. He is co-author of “Eye Tracking in User Experience Design.”

His eye-tracking projects have ranged from understanding how children interact with online multimedia to evaluating advanced library search and retrieval systems. He has pioneered new…

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Added by Human Factors International on August 5, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Team CUA Power!

CUA of the month – May, 2014

Trevor Stephans Interview

Senior User Experience Designer Enterprise Holdings by Jim Garrett…

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Added by Human Factors International on May 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

CXA and the Changing Direction of Usability

CXA and the Changing Direction of Usability

by Jim Garrett

What drives any top-level professional is the desire to know more and more about their chosen field. Our CUA of the Month, Stanley Brown, is a prime example of this drive for excellence.

Stanley started out as a systems engineer for ten…

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Added by Human Factors International on April 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Author Interview - Part 3 - Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide

In depth interview with HFI Founder & CEO, Dr. Eric Schaffer on his 2nd edition of his ground breaking UX Practice book featuring HFI Global Head of Technical, Apala Lahiri, co-author.…

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Added by Human Factors International on March 19, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Secrets of an Intuitive Interface

A Look At How Companies Try To Create A Good User Experience

by Steve Fleming

Originally printed in the March/April 2014 print edition of …

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Added by Human Factors International on March 7, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Championing UX in the Operating Room

Championing UX in the Operating Room

By Jim Garrett

There is much in the news these days about the healthcare system and all the changes going on. There is another change going on right inside the hospitals which isn’t making…

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Added by Human Factors International on March 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Author Interview - Part 2 - Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide

Author Interview - Part 2 - Institutionalization of UX: A Step-by-Step Guide

Part 2 of 3 - In depth interview with HFI Founder & CEO, Dr. Eric Schaffer…

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Added by Human Factors International on March 3, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

How LifeLogging Transforms Us All

From the Institute of Customer Experience;

How LifeLogging Transforms Us All

Lifelogging is the practice of tracking personal data generated by our own behavioral activities in continuous digital streams. As it is slowly…

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Added by Human Factors International on February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Business Value of UX: Taking ROI to an Institutional Level

The Business Value of UX: Taking ROI to an Institutional Level

by Jeff Horvath

Today, executives are placing lots of attention on user experience (UX). Forrester recently published a report that showed that 93% of executives thought that improving the customer…

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Added by Human Factors International on February 26, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Who cares about user experience?

A positive user experience, is it important?

You can read my blog post at:…

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Added by Rickard "Ricky" Östberg on February 26, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

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