Seeing interview structures

Colourful triangles depicting how proportionally time was spent during a research interview

Giving people advice on how to do interviews (the research kind, not the hiring kind) is hard. It’s hard for the obvious reasons: there are quite a lot of aspects to consider – from body language to question types. But I think it’s also hard because interviews can be highly structured while feeling very fluid. […]

A more qualitative look at analytics data

Analytics data is typically used to better understand behaviour at scale: where do users go first? Where do they go next? Which pages do they spend most time on? Where do they get stuck? These questions are usually answered by looking at the aggregate data of many users. Looking across many users helps spot patterns. […]

HCI/UX research: what methods do we use?

Zoomed in segment of overview of study types

Does HCI/UX research rely more on qualitative or quantitative measures? How many participants do we typically involve? And for how long? I had a look at 1014 studies published at the CHI2020 conference to investigate which research methods are typically used. Data First a bit of context: at CHI2020 a total of 756 papers made […]

How many participants do researchers recruit? A look at 678 UX/HCI studies

Table showing number of participants per study

While the number of participants is only one of many factors in producing a good study, I thought it would be interesting to see how many participants are typically involved in UX/HCI research. So I had a look at all the papers published at CHI2018, the largest – and arguably most prestigious – Human-Computer Interaction […]