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# Research

Talk about research methods, synthesizing user research, etc.

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User Experience Certifications and Courses

I'm looking for some credible places to get certifications/courses for user experience research. My coworker and I are looking to create our very own UX workflow but we have no experience with conducting real user testing. We'd like to hone our skills by learning: • The "user…

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User Research and User Testing talk in SF

Check out this event if you are interested in learning how to do user testing and research from two 10+ experience professionals https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crash-course-on-user-research-and-user-testing-tickets-45243487489

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Why you can focus in a coffee shop but not in your open office

Vindication! This has been on my mind since I started working on Spectrum full-time in March. I work most mornings at a coffee shop and have a few hours of pure productivity, despite so much happening around me. It's because it's noise/activity from people who I don't know and…

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The pitfalls of A/B testing in social networks

If only A/B testing were easy...this post does a great job of explaining all the up and downstream considerations that have to go into testing decisions in social products. If you're new to tests like this, this post is a good primer on how to think about experimentation and…

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Source of data from w3schools?

Anyone know where w3schools is getting their data from for this page? I figured since they're such a popular site, they would get the resources. But I'm surprised they don't site the source data anywhere... 🤔 https://www.w3schools.com/browsers/default.asp

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Hey, guys, could you share some cool articles about the user engagement?

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Looking for good case studies

Hey y'all, my internship is wrapping up soon and I'm looking to write a case study on what I did. Does anyone have a few they like?

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Unfurling plug-in?

So we're creating a messaging/chat feature in our app at work. We'd like to have rich previews, similar to unfurling in Messenger, iOS, Slack, SPECTRUM, etc. Is there a plug-in that anyone knows about, that will let us do that from our own end? Or does it really just rely on the…

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Web notifications library

Anyone know if a good notifications library/plug-in, that would ideally allow customization/theming and custom HTML? Or maybe one that has a Material Design look & feel already? We're hoping to have web notifications in our web app, that look like the Material style ones. We do…

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Anyone have a polling tool that they like?

I recently came across UsabilityHub. I love the service but it's a bit pricey at $62.5 for a poll of 25 people. Anyone use something similar that is a bit less expensive? I came across BetterDesign but not having much luck getting voters. Thanks!

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