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Author Cirucci, Angela M., author.

Title UX research methods for media and communication studies : an introduction to contemporary qualitative methods / Angela M. Cirucci and Urszula M. Pruchniewska
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Contents What is UX? -- Biased digital structures and UX -- How did we get here? -- Interfaces and navigation -- Design thinking mindset -- Planning a UX research project -- Reporting and presenting findings -- Traditional research methods overview : interviews, focus groups, qualitative surveys, observations, and thematic analyses -- Emotional journey mapping -- Screenshot diaries -- Breakup and love letters -- Contextual inquiry -- Personas and scenarios -- Problem trees -- Cognitive mapping -- Brain writing and darkside writing -- Card sorting and tree testing -- Heuristic evaluations and walkthroughs as critical analysis -- Usability testing -- A/B testing
Summary "A comprehensive guide to qualitative research methods in user experience (UX), the interaction between humans and digital products, designed for media and communication students. Angela M. Cirucci and Urszula M. Pruchniewska provide an accessible introduction to the field (including the history of UX and common UX design terminology). Readers are taken through the entire research design process, with an outline for preparing a study (including a planning template), a discussion of recruitment techniques, an exploration of ethics considerations, and a detailed breakdown of 12 essential UX research methods. The 12 methods covered include emotional journeys, screenshot diaries, walkthroughs, contextual inquiry, card sorting, and usability testing, and each methods chapter includes a step-by-step breakdown, discussions of in-person vs. virtual procedures, and a "What You Need" section. Throughout the book, useful parallels are drawn between traditional academic research methods and UX methods, and special attention is paid to diversity and inclusivity. This is an essential text for media and communications students wishing to become familiar with UX research methods, a rapidly growing field that will open numerous exciting career paths for graduates"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human-computer interaction -- Research -- Methodology
Qualitative research.
User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Testing
User-centered system design -- Research -- Methodology
Qualitative research.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
User interfaces (Computer systems) -- Testing.
Form Electronic book
Author Pruchniewska, Urszula M., author.
LC no. 2021048156
ISBN 1000532429