Designing with Data

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ISBN: 9781449334963
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Number of pages: 370
Author: Rochelle King
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Designing with Data in PDF and EPUB On the surface, design practices and data science may not seem like obvious partners. But these disciplines actually work toward the same goal, helping designers and product managers understand users so they can craft elegant digital experiences. While data can enhance design, design can bring deeper meaning to data. This practical guide shows you how to conduct data-driven A/B testing for making design decisions on everything from small tweaks to large-scale UX concepts. Complete with real-world examples, this book shows you how to make data-driven design part of your product design workflow. Understand the relationship between data, business, and design Get a firm grounding in data, data types, and components of A/B testing Use an experimentation framework to define opportunities, formulate hypotheses, and test different options Create hypotheses that connect to key metrics and business goals Design proposed solutions for hypotheses that are most promising Interpret the results of an A/B test and determine your next move


Designing with Data

Filename: designing-with-data.pdf
ISBN: 9781449334956
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Number of pages: 370
Author: Rochelle King
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Designing with Data in PDF and EPUB On the surface, design practices and data science may not seem like obvious partners. But these disciplines actually work toward the same goal, helping designers and product managers understand users so they can craft elegant digital experiences. While data can enhance design, design can bring deeper meaning to data. This practical guide shows you how to conduct data-driven A/B testing for making design decisions on everything from small tweaks to large-scale UX concepts. Complete with real-world examples, this book shows you how to make data-driven design part of your product design workflow. Understand the relationship between data, business, and design Get a firm grounding in data, data types, and components of A/B testing Use an experimentation framework to define opportunities, formulate hypotheses, and test different options Create hypotheses that connect to key metrics and business goals Design proposed solutions for hypotheses that are most promising Interpret the results of an A/B test and determine your next move


Designing with Data

Filename: designing-with-data.pdf
ISBN: 1449334830
Release Date: 2015-07-25
Number of pages: 300
Author: Rochelle King
Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Download and read online Designing with Data in PDF and EPUB Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Facebook have used data-driven design techniques to improve the user experience of their consumer products. With this book, you’ll learn how improve your design decisions through data-driven A/B testing, and how you can apply this process to everything from small design tweaks to large-scale UX concepts. Want to determine if a new color will improve your website’s overall user experience? Or if different copy text will lead to a better click-through rate? A/B testing provides the data you need to make substantive design decisions. This book shows you how to make data-driven design part of your product design workflow. Get best practices for analyzing and applying user data when making design decisions Learn different approaches to data-informed design Understand potential pitfalls when relying on data Get an insider’s view of how to make data-driven decisions


Improving the User Experience through Practical Data Analytics

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ISBN: 9780128006788
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Number of pages: 396
Author: Mike Fritz
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Download and read online Improving the User Experience through Practical Data Analytics in PDF and EPUB Improving the User Experience through Practical Data Analytics shows you how to make UX design decisions based on data—not hunches. Authors Fritz and Berger help the UX professional recognize the enormous potential of user data that is collected as a natural by-product of routine UX research methods, including moderated usability tests, unmoderated usability tests, surveys, and contextual inquiries. Then, step-by-step, they explain how to utilize both descriptive and predictive statistical techniques to gain meaningful insight with that data. By mastering the use of these techniques, you’ll delight your users, increase your bottom line and gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company—and yourself. Key features include: Practical advise on choosing the right data analysis technique for each project. A step-by-step methodology for applying each technique, including examples and scenarios drawn from the UX field. Detailed screen shots and instructions for performing the techniques using Excel (both for PC and Mac) and SPSS. Clear and concise guidance on interpreting the data output. Exercises to practice the techniques Practical guidance on choosing the right data analysis technique for each project. Real-world examples to build a theoretical and practical understanding of key concepts from consumer and financial verticals. A step-by-step methodology for applying each predictive technique, including detailed examples. A detailed guide to interpreting the data output and examples of how to effectively present the findings in a report. Exercises to learn the techniques


Experiment

Filename: experiment.pdf
ISBN: 9780133040081
Release Date: 2012-08-17
Number of pages: 168
Author: Colin McFarland
Publisher: New Riders

Download and read online Experiment in PDF and EPUB Testing is a surefire way to dramatically improve your website’s conversion rate and increase revenue. When you run experiments with changes to design or content, you’ll quickly discover which changes better motivate your users to take action. This book shows how to learn from your customers’ behavior and decisions, and how their responses reveal the strengths and weaknesses of your site. It will show you how to make websites that work harder and convert better. Experiment! will inspire you to challenge assumptions and start experimenting right now. You will: Learn how to approach experiments to improve conversion Understand the various methods of testing including A/B and multivariate Discover experiment ideas, and go beyond optimization to innovation Recognize the UX and design implications of experimenting Learn to analyze data and deliver results Experimenting changes the way you think about design and the way you work. It helps prevent the loudest voice from deciding direction; instead, through an experiment, you’ll ask the most important voices--your customers--“What do you think?”


Always Be Testing

Filename: always-be-testing.pdf
ISBN: 9780470612668
Release Date: 2009-12-30
Number of pages: 336
Author: Bryan Eisenberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Always Be Testing in PDF and EPUB Stop guessing, start testing, and enjoy greater success with your website. If you’re looking for more leads, sales, and profit from your website, then look no further than this expert guide to Google’s free A/B and multivariate website testing tool, Google Website Optimizer. Recognized online marketing guru and New York Times bestselling author, Bryan Eisenberg, and his chief scientist, John Quarto-vonTivadar, show you how to test and tune your site to get more visitors to contact you, buy from you, subscribe to your services, or take profitable actions on your site. This practical and easy-to-follow reference will help you: Develop a testing framework to meet your goals and objectives Improve your website and move more of your customers to action Select and categorize your products and services with a customer-centric view Optimize your landing pages and create copy that sells Choose the best test for a given application Reap the fullest benefits from your testing experience Increase conversions with over 250 testing ideas Take the guesswork out of your online marketing efforts. Let Always Be Testing: The Complete Guide to Google Website Optimizer show you why you should test, how to test, and what to test on your site, and ultimately, help you discover what is best for your site and your bottom line.


A B Testing

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ISBN: 9781118659205
Release Date: 2013-08-07
Number of pages: 208
Author: Dan Siroker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online A B Testing in PDF and EPUB How Your Business Can Use the Science That Helped Win the White House The average conversion rate—the rate at which visitors convert into customers—across the web is only 2%. That means it's likely that 98% of visitors to your website won't end up converting into customers. What's the solution? A/B testing. A/B testing is the simple idea of showing several different versions of a web page to live traffic, and then measuring the effect each version has on visitors. Using A/B testing, companies can improve the effectiveness of their marketing and user experience and, in doing so, can sometimes double or triple their conversion rates. Testing has been fundamental in driving the success of Google, Amazon, Netflix, and other top tech companies. Even Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had dedicated teams A/B testing their campaign websites during the 2012 Presidential race. In the past, marketing teams were unable to unleash the power of A/B testing because it required costly engineering and IT resources. Today, a new generation of technology that enables marketers to run A/B tests without depending on engineers is emerging and quickly becoming one of the most powerful tools for making data-driven decisions. Authors Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen are cofounders of Optimizely, the leading A/B testing platform used by more than 5,000 organizations across the world. A/B Testing: The Most Powerful Way to Turn Clicks Into Customers offers best practices and lessons learned from more than 300,000 experiments run by Optimizely customers. You'll learn: What to test How to choose the testing solution that's right for your organization How to assemble an A/B testing dream team How to create personalized experiences for every visitor And much more Marketers and web professionals will become obsolete if they don't embrace a data-driven approach to decision making. This book shows you how, no matter your technical expertise.


UX Research

Filename: ux-research.pdf
ISBN: 9781491951262
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 256
Author: Brad Nunnally
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online UX Research in PDF and EPUB One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure


Designing Social Interfaces

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ISBN: 1449379222
Release Date: 2009-09-17
Number of pages: 518
Author: Christian Crumlish
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Designing Social Interfaces in PDF and EPUB From the creators of Yahoo!'s Design Pattern Library, Designing Social Interfaces provides you with more than 100 patterns, principles, and best practices, along with salient advice for many of the common challenges you'll face when starting a social website. Designing sites that foster user interaction and community-building is a valuable skill for web developers and designers today, but it's not that easy to understand the nuances of the social web. Now you have help. Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone share hard-won insights into what works, what doesn't, and why. You'll learn how to balance opposing factions and grow healthy online communities by co-creating them with your users. Understand the overarching principles you need to consider for every website you create Learn basic design patterns for adding social components to an existing site Rein in misbehaving users on an active community site Build a social experience around a product or service and invite people to join Develop a social utility without having to build an entirely new infrastructure Enable users of your site's content to interact with one another Offer your members the opportunity to connect in the real world Learn to recognize and avoid antipatterns: emergent bad practices in the social network and social media space


UX Strategy

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ISBN: 9781449373016
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Number of pages: 312
Author: Jaime Levy
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online UX Strategy in PDF and EPUB User experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you’ll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists. Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniques Conduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique value Focus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypes Devise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics


Lean UX

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ISBN: 9781449311650
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Number of pages: 130
Author: Jeff Gothelf
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Lean UX in PDF and EPUB User experience (UX) design has traditionally been a deliverables-based practice, with wireframes, site maps, flow diagrams, and mockups. But in today’s web-driven reality, orchestrating the entire design from the get-go no longer works. This hands-on book demonstrates Lean UX, a deeply collaborative and cross-functional process that lets you strip away heavy deliverables in favor of building shared understanding with the rest of the product team. Lean UX is the evolution of product design; refined through the real-world experiences of companies large and small, these practices and principles help you maintain daily, continuous engagement with your teammates, rather than work in isolation. This book shows you how to use Lean UX on your own projects. Get a tactical understanding of Lean UX—and how it changes the way teams work together Frame a vision of the problem you’re solving and focus your team on the right outcomes Bring the designer’s tool kit to the rest of your product team Break down the silos created by job titles and learn to trust your teammates Improve the quality and productivity of your teams, and focus on validated experiences as opposed to deliverables/documents Learn how Lean UX integrates with Agile UX


Storytelling for User Experience

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ISBN: 9781933820033
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Number of pages: 298
Author: Whitney Quesenbery
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

Download and read online Storytelling for User Experience in PDF and EPUB We all tell stories. It's one of the most natural ways to share information, as old as the human race. This book is not about a new technique, but how to use something we already know in a new way. Stories help us gather and communicate user research, put a human face on analytic data, communicate design ideas, encourage collaboration and innovation, and create a sense of shared history and purpose. This book looks across the full spectrum of user experience design to discover when and how to use stories to improve our products. Whether you are a researcher, designer, analyst or manager, you will find ideas and techniques you can put to use in your practice.


Designing Voice User Interfaces

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ISBN: 9781491955383
Release Date: 2016-12-19
Number of pages: 278
Author: Cathy Pearl
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Designing Voice User Interfaces in PDF and EPUB Voice user interfaces (VUIs) are becoming all the rage today. But how do you build one that people can actually converse with? Whether you’re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI’s performance and improve upon it. Author Cathy Pearl also takes product managers, UX designers, and VUI designers into advanced design topics that will help make your VUI not just functional, but great. Understand key VUI design concepts, including command-and-control and conversational systems Decide if you should use an avatar or other visual representation with your VUI Explore speech recognition technology and its impact on your design Take your VUI above and beyond the basic exchange of information Learn practical ways to test your VUI application with users Monitor your app and learn how to quickly improve performance Get real-world examples of VUIs for home assistants, smartwatches, and car systems


Designing for Performance

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ISBN: 9781491903735
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Number of pages: 182
Author: Lara Callender Hogan
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Designing for Performance in PDF and EPUB As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Good content, layout, images, and interactivity are essential for engaging your audience, and each of these elements have an enormous impact on page load time and the end-user experience. In this practical book, Lara Hogan helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark which design choices are most critical. To get started, all you need are basic HTML and CSS skills and Photoshop experience. Topics include: The impact of page load time on your site, brand, and users Page speed basics: how browsers retrieve and render content Best practices for optimizing and loading images How to clean up HTML and CSS, and optimize web fonts Mobile-first design with performance goals by breakpoint Using tools to measure performance as your site evolves Methods for shaping an organization’s performance culture


Org Design for Design Orgs

Filename: org-design-for-design-orgs.pdf
ISBN: 9781491938355
Release Date: 2016-08-22
Number of pages: 198
Author: Peter Merholz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Download and read online Org Design for Design Orgs in PDF and EPUB Design has become the key link between users and today’s complex and rapidly evolving digital experiences, and designers are starting to be included in strategic conversations about the products and services that enterprises ultimately deliver. This has led to companies building in-house digital/experience design teams at unprecedented rates, but many of them don’t understand how to get the most out of their investment. This practical guide provides guidelines for creating and leading design teams within your organization, and explores ways to use design as part of broader strategic planning. You’ll discover: Why design’s role has evolved in the digital age How to infuse design into every product and service experience The 12 qualities of effective design organizations How to structure your design team through a Centralized Partnership Design team roles and evolution The process of recruiting and hiring designers How to manage your design team and promote professional growth