There are a variety of online user testing platforms that provide quick and inexpensive access to remote observational research. This mode of user-testing is fairly new to me, so I recently ran a small experiment to compare online vs in-house user testing. Let’s see what I learned, and how it might help you in your next UX test.
Testing is a core part of the design process. Google does it. Facebook does it. And here at Ephox, we do it too. With so many methodologies and tools available, getting started with user testing can be a little daunting. I hope that sharing my journey in establishing a solid, evidence-based UX practice at Ephox will provide you with some tips that you can apply to your UX practice.
Mondays in Australia are pretty quiet as the rest of the world slumbers after weekend activities had. It’s a great time for reflecting and catching up on things. This morning, I caught up on a few days of missed gutenberg conversations on slack and last week’s design meeting. Balancing minimal aesthetic with traditional functionality Things move…
User testing is hard, and it takes years to master the skills to consistently deliver the kind of user tests that produce breakthrough insights. The good news, however, is that the skills you need can be learned, refined and polished over time. In this post, I look at seven of the most common mistakes made in user testing, and how to avoid them.
An early prototype of the new WordPress editor was posted a few days ago by the WordPress core editor team. We ran a usability test at the February Brisbane WordPress meetup. User Test Setup Participants were presented with the following setup and asked to complete the task as set out in the instructions at left. The changes…
In light of recent talks on design changes to the WordPress core editor, Lead UX Designer Anna Harrison shares her thoughts and poses a series of questions to address how the content creation process can be improved for WordPress users.
It can be painful to build websites with high standard content creation requirements, for WordPress developers. It’s just as frustrating for IT professionals to address issues that get in the way creating flawless content on WordPress sites. Now, there’s a solution. Introducing TinyMCE PowerPaste for WordPress, the ultimate way to supercharge any WordPress website with advanced content creation and editing.
Most of us are familiar with the robustness of IBM WCM’s Authoring UI when it comes to search capabilities, and chasing down content items that contain keywords or phrases. While useful, WCM’s search is limited in its application. This blog post will explore how WebRadar aims to provide users with rich flexibility and in-depth insight where text occurs across your WCM instance, and how it can easily be updated.
When it comes to creating and designing a product, we are looking for the best solution to ensure we meet our goal. Ultimately, our goal will always be to convince the customer to buy our product or use our service; i.e., for converting leads into sales. But what can we do to ensure the highest conversion rate (i.e., of leads to sales) possible?
As part of Ephox’s design process, we put a lot of time and energy into reducing the obstacles between ideation and content creation. The harder we work on simplifying the content creation process, the easier it is for millions of writers to get their ideas heard.
Ephox has launched the most advanced skin creator of any rich-text editor. Period. Made for Textbox.io, you can now customize the editor’s appearance by setting only nine color variables. It is without any doubt the simplest and most powerful skin creator in the rich-text editor market.
As part of our design process at Ephox, we put a lot of energy into reducing the obstacles between the creation and consumption of content. The harder we work on creating simple and elegant content creation experiences, the less our users will feel like they engaged in “editing” in the first place. We base our…