Are you thinking enough about your Research Questions?
Jan. 2016. Written by: Rob Dixon, Research Strategist
Here's an all too common scenario in the world of UX Research: Having understood the importance of gathering user feedback in the creation of successful products and interfaces, you or your client has committed to performing UX research.
Is a conference room good enough for your research?
Nov. 2015. Written by: Nicole Proulx
The answer to this question is not always a simple one, it likely comes down to these factors: the equipment you need, the amount of customization you need, the number of observers that want to participate and how much of a hassle you want to deal with.
Which method to use…oh the choices (Part I)
Sept. 2015. Written by: Danielle Mundle
There is a lot to be considered when trying to choose the right method(s) for a research project. The research objectives, where you are in the development cycle, the budget, and the type of customer you are trying to reach can all play a factor in deciding which path to take.
Welcome to Human Interfaces!
Aug. 2015. Written by: Greg Liddell; Ph.D
Welcome to the Human Interfaces' Blog. I am the founder of Human Interfaces, located in Austin, TX and wanted to briefly introduce myself, our company and to kick off our new blog series.
Greg Liddell, Ph. D. Founder
Greg is the founder of Human Interfaces, ATI Research and ATX Insights. He has years of experience in a variety of human factors, UX research and usability roles. Over the past 20+ years, he has focused his efforts on defining usable products for consumers, IT professionals and even astronauts. When he is not disrupting things at work, Greg enjoys playing racquetball, flying airplanes and spending time with his wife, two rowdy boys and dogs.
Nicole Proulx, M.A. Director of Research Strategy
Nicole is the Director of Research Strategy and heads up our recruiting projects. She has a Master's in Human Factors with over 15 years of industry experience at Dell and AT&T, mostly focused on high-tech product design. When she's not at work she can usually be spotted at her kids' elementary school volunteering or taking pictures of their baseball and soccer games.
Rob Dixon Research Strategist
Rob has spent the last decade improving the user experience of products and services, from consumer oriented mobile and web, to enterprise class IT, InfoSec, and engineering tools. Working with a wide variety of users, platforms and products has given Rob the ability to generate creative approaches to address complex research questions, delivering insights that are meaningful and actionable. Rob also enjoys spending time with his wife and son on the trails and waters around Austin.
Lukas Hulsey, Ph. D. Sr. Researcher
Lukas has a background in Human Factors and is trained in inferential statistics. He is adept at selecting the right methodology to answer the right research questions both quantitatively and qualitatively. Lukas has experience evaluating enterprise hardware and software, websites, mobile experiences, and consumer devices, to name a few. He is a bit of a gadget junkie and shares that love for technology with his 6 year old daughter.
Daniel Hor, M.A. UX Researcher
Daniel is a seasoned user-experience practitioner with a multi-disciplinary background in applied research, computers, and communications. He has an M.A. in Psychology, a B.S. in Computer Science, and years of experience as a newspaper copy editor. At work, Daniel enjoys finding solutions to design issues, investigating creative ideas, and tinkering with technology. At home, he spends his time figuring out how things work, playing CRPGs and strategy games, and dreaming about cats.
Sameer Suresh, M.S. UX Researcher
Sameer is a Usability Researcher with over 4 years of industry experience in user experience research and human factors engineering. He has informed design decisions for laptops and tablets, driven product user interfaces from concepts to release, and developed behavioral specifications for next-generation input devices and peripherals. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his dog, playing tennis and is an avid video & board game enthusiast.
Danielle Mundle, M.S. UX Researcher
Danielle Mundle holds an M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a certificate in Human-Computer Interaction from Virginia Tech and is also a BCPE certified Associate Human Factors Professional. As a consultant, she moderates one-on-one interviews, focus groups, card sorts, and other user research activities. Since she spends an almost equal amount of time in the office kitchen as she does in the lab, Danielle is by far the hungriest consultant at Human Interfaces.
Stephen Thurman Graphic Designer
Thomas Liddell Operations Mgr.
Thomas has a B.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing and human resources; he also holds a SHRM-CP certification. His background allows him to help manage the business side of the company as well as daily operations. Thomas also manages the multimedia and IT equipment implemented into our state of the art research facility. When not juggling these and other activities at Human Interfaces, Thomas enjoys playing soccer, jamming on his guitar and spending time outdoors.
Stephanie Engeling Sr. Recruiter
Stephanie is the lead recruiter and general participant wrangler for the recruiting branch of Human Interfaces, Inc. – ATI Research. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and is educated in the research process. When she is not hunting down people to pay for their input, she is playing obscene amounts of video games, reading, writing, or generally goofing off with friends.
Katie Engelke Recruiter
Katie is a recruiter who splits her time between HI and a local non-profit. Katie has a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University, as well as research and recruiting experience. When she is not working, Katie enjoys being with her family, live music, reading and Netflix surfing.
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Focus Vision OR In-house streaming solutions
Digital or DVD recordings
Multiple monitors in observation rooms
Wireless internet access
Comfortable waiting room for participants
Fully stocked kitchen
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