User Research Links: March 2015
Here’s a round up of the user research we’ve come across recently. If you’re interested in the latest user research insights, click on the “continue reading” link below.
Ethnography guidance: Open policy making toolkit (GOV.UK)
“GOV.UK have produced some absolutely brilliant guidance documentation on ethnographic research. This is a must-read if you need to generate insights that provide opportunities for change and innovation.”
How Ikea took over the World (Fortune)
“Today research is at the heart of Ikea’s expansion. “The more far away we go from our culture, the more we need to understand, learn, and adapt,” says Mikael Ydholm, who heads research. Rather than focus on differences between cultures, it’s his job to figure out where they intersect.”
Users’ perception of product ratings: New qualitative and quantitative findings (Baymard Institute)
“Product ratings can be incredibly helpful to users in terms of gauging a product’s quality or value, especially when they lack domain knowledge or have little prior product experience. However, for users two key pieces of information must be present: the average rating score (obviously) and the number of ratings that average is based on.
Got time for more?
- Product feedback you should ignore (Intercom)
- Adam Yuret discusses Value Stream Mapping at LeanUX 14 (InfoQ)
- 6 Case Studies: Using research and data to improve a live service (GOV.UK)
- Beyond the Toolbox: What ethnographic thinking can offer in a shifting marketplace (EPIC)
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