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Posts by Carol Barnum

Barnum makes list of 30 Women Rocking in UX

By on Mar 9, 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day, a list of the top 30 women influencers in UX around the world was compiled. UX Firm is pleased to see Carol Barnum on the list. Here’s what they said about me: Carol Barnum Carol is an award-winning author and speaker, and has published six books, including her latest, Usability Testing Essentials: Ready, Set …...

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Meeting a New UX Client Prospect – How to Make it a Success. Part 2

By on Mar 6, 2017

In this part of our 2-part series on managing successful new UX client meetings, we review the 3 stages of the meeting: Listen Learn Lead In Part 1, we reviewed strategies to prepare for the meeting and get it started. Listen, Learn, Lead Listen Ask questions to solicit your prospective client’s view of their situation.  Then let the prospective client talk...

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Meeting a New UX Client Prospect – How to Make it a Success. Part 1

Meeting a New UX Client Prospect – How to Make it a Success. Part 1

By on Feb 1, 2017

Here’s the scenario: You’ve been contacted about a user research project and you are now scheduled to meet the new UX client prospect—either in person or by phone/conference call.  What should you do to prepare for and conduct the meeting? In this blog—in 2 parts—I will lay out the steps to prepare for the meeting, conduct the meeting, and follow up after the...

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Microsoft’s Product Reaction Cards Unlock User Satisfaction. Part 3

By on Sep 13, 2016

This post is part of a 3-part series on using Microsoft’s Product Reaction Cards in usability testing. In Part 1 we presented the background on how Microsoft developed the product reaction cards as part of a “Desirability Toolkit.” In Part 2, we shared the ways in which we use the cards in our usability studies.  In this part, we provide...

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Microsoft’s Product Reaction Cards Unlock User Satisfaction. Part 2

By on Jul 12, 2016

This post is part of a 3-part series on using Microsoft’s Product Reaction Cards in usability testing. In Part 1 we shared the history and background of Microsoft’s development of the product reaction cards as part of a “Desirability Toolkit.” In this part, we share how we use the cards in our usability studies. Playing the cards Here’s how...

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