User Research: Designing Better Products and Services

User Research is a practical guide that shows readers how to use the vast array of user research methods available. Covering all the key research methods including face-to-face user testing, card sorting, surveys, A/B testing, and many more.

Many businesses are based on creating desirable experiences, products, and services for users. However, in spite of this, companies often fail to consider the end-user – the customer – in their planning and development processes. As a result, organizations find themselves spending huge sums of money creating products and services that, quite simply, don’t work. User experience research, also known as UX research, focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through a range of observational techniques, task analysis, and other methodologies.

User Research is a practical guide that shows readers how to use the vast array of user research methods available. Covering all the key research methods including face-to-face user testing, card sorting, surveys, A/B testing, and many more, the book gives expert insight into the nuances, advantages, and disadvantages of each, while also providing guidance on how to interpret, analyze and share the data once it has been obtained.

Ultimately, User Research is about putting natural powers of observation and conversation to use in a specific way. The book isn’t bogged down with small, specific, technical detail – rather, it explores the fundamentals of user research, which remain true regardless of the context in which they are applied. As such, the tools and frameworks given here can be used in any sector or industry, to improve any part of the customer journey and experience; whether that means improving software, websites, customer services, products, packaging or more.

By Stephanie Marsh

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Categories: Book, UX Design, UX Research
Author: Stephanie Marsh
User Research- A Practical Guide to Designing Better Products and Services
Jasmine Moradi
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Jasmine Moradi

My name is Jasmine, and I am fascinated by the power of emotional marketing, branding, e-commerce, and technology. My expertise is through Behavioral Science and UX Research to identify what makes customers tick! I drive Insights from Consumer Research to unveil the real connections between consumers' hearts, minds & behavior, and product needs.

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