Disruptive Testing for Disruptive Technology: How to test without a prototype, by Sylvie Daumal
We ask ourselves: Are we designing the right thing? Does it enhance our experience as humans?
Then, to reduce risk, we create prototypes to test them with users. We think and evolve while we build prototypes.
“Prototyping is the conversation you have with your ideas.” -Tom Wudec
Up to this point, we’ve been able to sketch and wireframe apps to test them. Now we’re in a new world: the Internet of Things. We can’t prototype AI and robots. Continue Reading
Using Data Science to Quantify User Journeys, by Sam Zaiss
Sam leads a team of data scientists (now called Experience Analytics) at Microsoft
He’s determined the goal of data science and user research is the same: use data to accomplish goals
Communication breaks down between data scientists and UX researchers because there is a lexicon barrier. When data scientists say there are “lies, damn lies, and observational studies” they mean “don’t assume correlation implies causality.” But UX researchers hear it as “you’re undermining us!” Continue Reading