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Sunday, February 7, 2016

How would you measure UX? What metrics do you use? What kinds of methods and techniques do you use or recommend?

Presentation: Norene Kelly and Jack Polifka

How would you measure UX? What metrics do you use? What kinds of methods and techniques do you use or recommend? Depends on what goals you are trying to address. One of my examples was tracking clicks. We also tracked time and accessed the usability scale, we group tasks, card sorting - how do analyze that? We don’t always use metrics, sometimes we do stuff just to get something done. Sometimes just talking to people is way overlooked. You can learn a lot from this, in a way that assumptions can not replace. When you develop something you develop too much background knowledge to be objective. So, you need fresh eyes.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

From being a student to know, what is one thing from your experience in UX, that you wish you were exposed to as a student before joining the job market?

Presentation: Norene Kelly and Jack Polifka

From being a student to know, what is one thing from your experience in UX, that you wish you were exposed to as a student before joining the job market? Working in a business environment or as teams. Assistantships are a good way to get started. Class projects let you do what you want, but if in the real world someone says no you can’t whine and say you still want to use your way. You have to answer to other colleagues and clients.

Have you seen a change in the culture since UX has come into ISU IT?

Presentation: Norene Kelly and Jack Polifka
Have you seen a change in the culture since UX has come into ISU IT? Initially they were considered a resource that is only used sometimes, but they had to have management say that they are team members that are required at every step. It’s not an overnight change. This is a question for two years from now, in the staff’s opinion.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Looking at UX do you see it being more of a trend or necessity in the market?

Presentation: Norene Kelly and Jack Polifka

Looking at UX do you see it being more of a trend or necessity in the market? It’s something that requires training, but is a necessity. If the designer doesn’t have training, then that is where misconceptions about what UX staff do come into play. Jack doesn’t think in the real world based on his experience that UX has been considered a necessity like QA/ UX. (I disagree with this and have extensive experience in multiple companies) They said in Des Moines UX is behind, but again I disagree with this as well.

Ideas for Research Proposal in Review

HCI 591 is doing a project research proposal. These are two ideas I have for that project, thought I would get your feedback. Might be nice to tie this project in with my future research and thesis?

Evaluate a development teams key roles and identify high level processes for UI/UX implementation and testing. Create a paper, pattern library, and/or wiki to identify various methods, key elements, and techniques based on known criteria from clients and past proposals. Identify items missing from proposals and business case/use case for why the newly recommended elements should be implemented.