Thoughts on listening to users

Our top 10 user testing stories of 2016

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The diverse topics covered on our blog in 2016 included AR/VR, mobile gaming, big data, abstract ideas about creativity and the psychology of usability, and lots of how-tos for improving user testing methods. These are the 10 most widely-read articles of the past year.

Opportunities for UX/design students

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Educational partnerships have much potential to bridge higher education and the UX industry. To that mission, TryMyUI’s EDU Program is launching two year-round opportunities for students of design and web development: UX Representatives (UXrep) & Contributors…

Learning UX with TryMyUI EDU

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I had never heard of usability testing, let alone TryMyUI, when I started the UX design class at ECU. The entire class was very intimidating in the first few days. Our task was to test the NC Coastal Atlas website with users and to make recommendations for the design team. The idea was great, but my first thought was, “Where do I start?”

#ourUXflow Webinar: Q&A

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On July 23, TryMyUI hosted a webinar to talk about how to reach team synchronicity in an iterative UX design process. Ritvij Gautam, CEO of TryMyUI, joined by Jennifer Romano Bergstrom, UX Researcher of Facebook, shared insights on iterative UX and how to create an efficient team workflow. Here is a recap of the Q&A from the webinar.

Apple Music: UX Wars (Update)

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For music lovers around the world, Spotify has become the go-to for streaming and sharing music over the past few years. However, with its new music streaming service entering the ring last week, Apple has set out to challenge that market dominance. But will users be convinced to make the switch?

Collaborative UX Webinar: Q&A

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On June 25, we hosted a webinar with TryMyUI’s Co-Founder and CEO, Ritvij Gautam, on collaborative UX workflows. Ritvij discussed the challenges common on UX teams and ways to achieve synchronicity through collaborative analysis. Here’s a recap of the live Q&A segment from the webinar.

Optimizing design with data: A case study with Crown Bees

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What does data-driven design look like in action? We worked with conversion rate optimizer PayBoard to improve a niche commerce website called Crown Bees, an information and supplies site for amateur beekeepers. With a combination of quantitative visitor metrics and qualitative usability testing, we identified some critical ways in which the site could perform better.

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