Integrating Usability Research at Yahoo Finance

Brandon Whightsel is Design Director at Yahoo Finance, where he has worked for six years. Prior to that, he worked at the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, AOL, and CBS News. We sat down to talk about how UX research and usability evaluation are integrated in his team’s work. The following transcript has been edited for …

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A Conversation with Lindsey Sprague, UX Librarian at UNC-Charlotte

To broaden my perspective in my field of interest, I spoke with Lindsey Sprague, UX Librarian at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, this past weekend about her job, how she got there, and some ethical considerations she takes in her research and practice. Prior to graduate school, Lindsey worked with clients to improve their services …

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Capital One’s Design Team

Capital One Financial Corporation is an American bank holding company which specializes in credit cards, auto loans, banking, and saving products. It is headquartered at McLean, Virginia. Chris invited me to spend a few hours at their New York office on 19th street. The New York office space is dedicated to business, design and technical …

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Quantitative Usability Testing in IBM Watson Health

  Introduction We love to measure things. It is our way to understand how good or bad something is. Numbers help to evaluate the situation in a quick and easy manner. In this post, I summarized the responses to my six questions related to quantitative usability testing focusing on the real world methods and cases …

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Expert Voices Interview with a UX Designer

As a part of my Spring 2019 Independent Study I interviewed an experienced UX Designer to better understand what that position entails over time and on a day-to-day basis. This interview is paraphrased and does not include any identifying information as requested by the interviewee.

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Interview with a UX Designer about Gaining a UX Job

  I interviewed a user experience designer, who currently works at VMware Inc. in Palo Alto, California. VMware is a worldwide company, providing various products and services for clients, like workspace management, server software, cloud management, etc. She has worked as a user experience designer for designing admin software for four years. For this interview, I …

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Expert Voices Interview with Sarah Doody about UX Education

Sarah Doody is an NYC based user experience designer and product strategist. She works with startups to help them launch their initial product as well helping companies already in market optimize their user experiences. She is the founder of a popular UX newsletter – The UX Notebook. Sarah also teaching about user experience, she co-developed and …

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