Updated: 6/24/2005; 9:37:20 PM.


...giving birth to learning...
If you search for mathemagenic that has nothing to do with weblogs try this

Earlier | Home | Later

  Wednesday, August 13, 2003

  Random observations from user studies

Recently I thought about several associations between discussions in the blogoshere and user studies we do at work (trying to undestand how people search and find in-house expertise). The parallels I found interesting:

Blogosphere: many people seem to be interested in How Technorati works?

User studies at work: Any search system does some filtering and ranking. Users are usually curious about the criteria used for it as it helps to understand reliability of search results.

Blogosphere: Google comes up with built-in calculator and synonym searching.

User studies at work: It seems that Google sets up search standards that users start applying to all their search experinces. Many compare internal search engines with Google (and you can guess which side wins ;)

Blogosphere: Dina Mehta discusses impact of joining focus groups on client's understanding of customers

User studies at work: it's so nice to observe the power that user feedback has. You can spend hours talking to system developers without much effect and then one hour meeting with users makes a difference.

More on: synchronicity usability 

Earlier | Home | Later

© Copyright 2002-2005 Lilia Efimova.

This weblog is my learning diary. Sometimes I write about things related to my work, but the views expressed here are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

August 2003
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jul   Sep

Edublog award 2004 as Best Research Based Blog. Click for more details...

Click to see the XML version of this web page. Click here to send an email to the editor of this weblog. Please, make sure that I recognise your name or you have a nice autorisation message - I tend to decline calls from people I don't know ;)

Locations of visitors to this page