Why quantitative and qualitative research needs to run together?

As a UX designer, I am in love with metrics this whole idea that we can just use data for anything and A/B tests is the best way to a great product. I think it’s just one of the worst aspects of the rise of this worship of data. Lots of teams think that quantitative data can solve all of their product problems. 

Only 24% UX professionals are reported using quantitative AND qualitative data to determine success

NN Group “Quant Qual Research in Practice survey with 429 participants”

Quantitative data doesn’t replace designers or design or replace listening to the users and it doesn’t tell us what we should be building.… [Keep reading] “Why quantitative and qualitative research needs to run together?”

The struggle for meaning – Is the Intranet dead?

People struggle to find meaning in life. Our place in the world. The value we provide. Our political persuasions allow us to either rethink definitions or preserve our traditions & institutions. Funnily enough, this philosophical divide plays out in technology all the time.

The morbid question – Is the intranet dead? – seems to be popping its head up recently. I get it, the world is evolving, our expectations of ‘digital’ has changed and technology is at a point where it’s no longer a barrier to seizing opportunity.… [Keep reading] “The struggle for meaning – Is the Intranet dead?”

A Lean Approach to UX design – ASOS case study – Part 1 of 2

The double diamond seems to be a popular method of approaching design thinking for most UX designers. Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver. But often clients and stakeholders start to run for the hills when they realise that the discover phase involves time consuming user research, research that the client believes they don’t need to do because “they already know their users”. A lean approach to user experience design may be an easier way to sell design thinking to a client as it involves starting with assumptions and creating hypothesis that may solve a problem, then testing these hypotheses with real users in a short time frame.… [Keep reading] “A Lean Approach to UX design – ASOS case study – Part 1 of 2”

User Psychology and Experience

Often times when designing a product or solution for a customer, in planning and concept development, we might consider the user experience to be one of two (or both) things:

  1. User feedback regarding their interaction with their technological environment/platforms
  2. The experience the user is likely to have with given technology based on various factors that contribute to delivering that technology to them; presentation, training, accessibility, necessity, intuitiveness, just to name a few.

These factors are not solely focused on the user and their role in the human – technology interaction process, but also their experience of dealing with us as solution providers.… [Keep reading] “User Psychology and Experience”

Squeezing the Design Process into an Agile world – a real world story

You’ve just been assigned to your first project. It’s to build a product. You’re excited and nervous at the same time, you think – “finally a project I can sink my teeth into, I can adopt design thinking, do my user research, find user pain points with the client and come up with a killer design that everyone loves and I’ll be the new star of my organisation”

You walk into your client’s office, and meet the “scrum master” what’s that again?… [Keep reading] “Squeezing the Design Process into an Agile world – a real world story”

SharePoint Integration for Health Care eLearning – Moving LMS to the Cloud

Health care systems often face challenges in the way of being unkept and unmaintained or managed by too many without consistency in content and harbouring outdated resources. A lot of these legacy training and development systems also wear the pain of constant record churning without a supportable record management system. With the accrual of these records over time forming a ‘Big Data concern’, modernising these eLearning platforms may be the right call to action for medical professionals and researchers.… [Keep reading] “SharePoint Integration for Health Care eLearning – Moving LMS to the Cloud”

Adding Paging capability into HTML table using AngularJS

Background

This is in continuation with my previous post in which we made HTML table sortable if you haven’t read it yet, give it a read first at URL. Next obvious request from end users is to introduce pagination in it.

Solution

We will be coming up with the following table in which data can be sorted and paged at the same time, this will have all of its data retrieved on the client side for paging and sorting.… [Keep reading] “Adding Paging capability into HTML table using AngularJS”

Making HTML table sortable in AngularJS

 

Problem

We were working on a project and have built its front-end on AngularJS v1.6.6 along with Office UI Fabric, we have used community-driven library ngofficeuifabric when we came across a situation of table sorting and realised that it wasn’t a great fit for our custom sorting and filtering requirements raised during future sprints by our product owners and business in general.

Solution

We have replaced ‘uif-table’ with ‘table’ and added custom events for sorting, the markup  is as follows:
[code language=”html”]

ID


 



 


Object ID


 



 


Object Date Submitted


 



 


Object Date


 



 


{{item.ID}} {{item.ObjectID}} {{item.DateSubmitted | date:’dd MMM yyyy’}} {{item.ObjectDate | date:’dd MMM yyyy’}}

[/code]
You need to have two variables to store what ‘order’ is required (ascending/descending) and which ‘field’ (column) to sort records on, we have initialised these variables as follows:
[code language=”javascript”]
//setting sorting variables for the first page load
$scope.sortAsc = false;
$scope.sortField = ‘item.ID’;
[/code]
We have attached a function to table header to record a click on a specific column and get the column’s desired sorting order, this will just record at the start of the function to set the direction for sorting.… [Keep reading] “Making HTML table sortable in AngularJS”

Intro to Site Scripts and Site Designs with a Simple SharePoint Modern Site provisioning

Microsoft announced Site Scripts and Site Designs in late 2017 which became available for Targeted release in Jan 2018, and released to general use recently. It is a quick way to allow users to create custom modern sites, without using any scripting hacks. Hence, in this blog we will go through the steps of Site Scripts and Site design for a Simple SharePoint Modern Site Creation.
Before we get into detailed steps, lets’ get a brief overview about Site Designs and Site Scripts.… [Keep reading] “Intro to Site Scripts and Site Designs with a Simple SharePoint Modern Site provisioning”

Writing for the Web – that includes your company intranet!

You can have a pool made out of gold – if the water in it is as dirty and old as a swamp- no one will swim in it!

The same can be said about the content of an intranet. You can have the best design, the best developers and the most carefully planned out navigation and taxonomy but if the content and documents are outdated and hard to read, staff will lose confidence in its authority and relevance and start to look elsewhere – or use it as an excuse to get a coffee.… [Keep reading] “Writing for the Web – that includes your company intranet!”