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Usable Usability Research Reports: Introduction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Usable Human Factors Research Reports Human-centered design creates useful, usable, and desirable product. Proper medical device design ensures that systems can be used safely, effectively, and do not cause harm to the user or patient. …

Mitigating Moderator Bias in Human Factors Research

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bias in Human Factors Interviews Moderating interviews is crucial to conducting human factors or user experience (UX) research. A usability test is the moment of truth to get the data we need. Obtaining the best…

Guide for Aspiring UX Pros, Part 1: Getting Your First Job

Reading Time: 8 minutes Introduction New professionals entering into UX encounter a common problem. Employers want entry level candidates to have 1-3 years of experience, but how does one accumulate experience without a job? Any “entry-level UX professional” has…

Getting Started with Biometrics: Galvanic Skin Response

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)? The human body is comprised of various systems that respond to stimuli. Just like the body’s “fight or flight” response may cause our heart rate to increase when we…

Research Design: Between-Subjects vs Within-Subjects

Reading Time: 3 minutes Research Design Understanding the basics of within-subjects and between-subjects designs is crucial for any decision-maker who is conducting research.  Participant design is a core concept, yet even experienced researchers sometimes have difficulty. Google search histories…