Meet six researchers who are bringing psychological science into creative and practical directions: Their work stands to bolster conservation efforts, improve the usability of consumer products, create optimal indoor settings, improve safety for airline passengers, and much more. Whether testing the bounds of human endurance in a mock spaceship or pioneering the ways in which we interact with social media, these scientists are pursuing projects that serve as prime examples of applied psychological science today. We spoke to experts in neuropsychology as well as clinical, behavioral, developmental, and human factors psychology about what drove them to make their research a reality in the air, underwater, and on center stage. In the Association for Psychological Science, Observer magazine.

Investigadora de Facebook Jennifer Romano destaca tecnologías disruptivas y metodología interdisciplinaria en Congreso de Experiencia de Usuario

Ever wondered how Facebook and Instagram get their user experience so right? UX Researcher Jen Romano spills the beans on her working day at the social media giant

We've come to a point where the word "surveys" no longer triggers images of someone walking door-to-door interviewing people. Cell phones, tablets, and other devices are changing the ways surveys are conducted, though researchers are still discovering the best ways to ask questions. In this episode, the authors of Usability Testing for Survey Research discuss how to improve the ways we ask questions through survey research.

Tips on how to design and conduct survey usability tests to assess how well respondents can complete web surveys are offered in a new book co-authored by RTI International and Facebook/Instagram researchers.

UX research—or as it’s sometimes called, design research—serves many purposes throughout the design process. It helps us identify and prove or disprove our assumptions, find commonalities across our target audience members, and recognize their needs, goals, and mental models. Overall, research informs our work, improves our understanding, and validates our decisions. In this Complete Beginner’s Guide, we’ll look at the many elements of design research, from interviews and observations, to usability testing and A/B testing. See People to Follow at bottom of page.

28 Best UX Researchers You Should Follow

March 2, 2016

This week's list contains both true pioneers of the field, as well as some fresh gems both waiting to be followed. We've collected a list of research directors, design directors, leaders and heads – many names for such a prominent position.

UX Careers panel

with UXPA Seattle

July 15, 2015

The Psychology of User Experience

with MoDev UX

May 19, 2014

Eye Tracking and UX

with Mobile UX Camp

Sept 20, 2014

Eye tracking is getting to be more and more popular and easy to use in usability testing. The eye-tracking technology is getting smaller, more affordable, and easier to use, and with these changes, more and more clients are eager to incorporate it into their UX work. But it is not always a useful methodology, especially when we are testing forms and surveys, where participants may look away while they are filling in their responses. In a recent book chapter in Eye Tracking in User Experience Design, Caroline Jarrett and I explore what eye tracking can tell us about the user experience of forms and surveys. We also discuss when eye tracking is appropriate and when it can be misleading.

Interview by To explore a candidate’s traits and familiarity with popular UX research methods and tools, Bergstrom asks these questions during interviews.