Thoughts on listening to users

UX Wars: Lyft vs. Uber

ux wars lyft vs uber

As you may have noticed, we recently re-launched our UX Wars campaign with a bit of a twist. We have included audience participation by running polls on social media. Currently, we hope to compare and contrast usability testing results with social media poll results and gain insights about why people prefer one app over the other. With this current round, we focused on rideshare apps. So without further ado, let’s dive into UX Wars: Lyft vs. Uber!

UX playoffs: Food delivery bracketology

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If you’ve been following our social media, then you’ve probably seen the UX playoffs polls we’ve been running for the past several weeks. It started as a fun little campaign that we started in celebration of the NBA playoffs. As folks engaged with and voted on their favorite food delivery apps, we were reminded of a time when we used to share UX Wars blog posts and how those resonated with everyone. So, here we are! Soft relaunching our old campaign. Don’t worry, friends. The name change was temporary and apropos only to the NBA playoffs situation.

Allbirds vs Greats: UX Wars

UX Wars Greats vs Allbirds

Many of today’s online sellers are hosted on massive DIY e-commerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce. These platforms provide lots of basic tools for non-experts to create usable experiences. We were curious to see what’s possible with these tools – so we ran usability tests on 2 Shopify-hosted shoe stores: Allbirds and Greats.

H&M vs Forever 21: UX Wars

UX Wars H&M vs Forever 21

E-commerce is a highly competitive space, and mobile online shopping puts even more pressure on retailers. We tested these two fashion brands’ mobile websites to see which one provides a better mobile user experience.

Apple Music: UX Wars (Update)

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?

Expedia vs Priceline: UX Wars

Summer is coming, and that means its time to start booking travel arrangements for that vacation you’ve been daydreaming about. But where to start? We decided to pit two of the biggest online travel planners against each other to see who has the more usable product.

Spotify vs Tidal: UX Wars

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If you pay even a sliver of attention to the entertainment world, you’ve probably heard of Tidal by now. Jay-Z and his famous co-owners (Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, and more) have gone all-out promoting their new music streaming service. Behind all the marketing buzz, though, Tidal is essentially a re-imagined Spotify, and it’s aiming to compete directly with the streaming giant.

Has Tidal reached its goal? We ran a few tests with current Spotify users to find out…

BeerAdvocate vs RateBeer: UX Wars

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St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate the many contributions of Irish Americans… and to drink lots of beer. To help you pick your pints this 17th, we pitted two of the most popular beer rating apps against each other in a usability faceoff. After a few tests with some real-life beer drinkers, here’s what we found…

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