Books or articles that cover analysis of user/design research data well.

30 Apr 2009 - 11:51pm
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Steve Baty
2009

I put the call out yesterday via Twitter and thought I'd try to tap into the
IxDA community for more assistance... I'm looking for examples of texts -
books or articles (printed, journals, blogs, online magazines) - I'd happily
accept presentations - that provide good coverage of analysis of research
data. I don't mind if that data is quantitative or qualitative; and I'm not
interested in whether the method of analysis would stand up to the yardstick
of scientific rigour.

I'm looking for the pearls of practical wisdom you refer back to time and
again when it comes time to dive into an analysis task.

The references I've received to-date have been compiled here:
http://www.meld.com.au/2009/04/analysis-of-design-research-data-resource-list

It's a fairly short list and I'm sure there are more out there. And don't be
shy: if you think you've written something yourself that fits the bill, let
me know about those too.

Thank you
Steve
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1 May 2009 - 1:30am
Soo Basu
2005

Hi Steve,
I found this article on Johnny Holland very helpful:
http://johnnyholland.org/magazine/2009/02/deconstructing-analysis-techniques/

Best,
Soo

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“Simple design, intense content.”
Edward Tufte
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Soo Basu
Interaction Design Masters Programme
K3 Malmö Högskola
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1 May 2009 - 1:48am
Jared M. Spool
2003

On Apr 30, 2009, at 11:30 PM, Soo Basu wrote:

> I found this article on Johnny Holland very helpful:
> http://johnnyholland.org/magazine/2009/02/deconstructing-analysis-techniques/

Soo,

You might want to check the author on that article.

:)

Jared

1 May 2009 - 2:08am
Soo Basu
2005

oops :)
Sorry, Steve!

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 8:48 AM, Jared Spool <jspool at uie.com> wrote:

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> On Apr 30, 2009, at 11:30 PM, Soo Basu wrote:
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> I found this article on Johnny Holland very helpful:
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> http://johnnyholland.org/magazine/2009/02/deconstructing-analysis-techniques/
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> Soo,
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> You might want to check the author on that article.
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> :)
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> Jared
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>

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“Simple design, intense content.”
Edward Tufte
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www.inktales.wordpress.com
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1 May 2009 - 7:15pm
pabini
2004

Hi Steve

Steve Mulder's book, The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to
Creating and Using Personas for the Web, is excellent. The title
doesn't do its depth on analysis justice, but it's the best of the
books I've read on analyzing user research, and I've read several of
the books on your list. For a taste of his viewpoint on the topic,
read my review of his IA Summit 2006 talk, "Bringing More Science to
Persona Creation, here:

http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2006/04/my-ia-summit-2006-experience-part-3-the-conference-day-2.php

(The conference reviews I've written for UXmatters are true reviews,
more than critiques, and impart as much salient information as I was
able to capture in my notes.)

Quite a few articles on UXmatters, in addition to your own and
Lindsay's, cover this topic. I particularly recommend Michael Hawley's
column, Research That Works. You'll find a list of all UXmatters
articles on user research here:

http://www.uxmatters.com/topics/user-research/

The description of the CHI 2007 Workshop "Beyond Current User
Research: Designing Methods for New Users, Technologies, and Design
Processes" includes a good bibliography:

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1241097

Regards, Pabini
_____________________

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Principal UX Architect
Spirit Softworks LLC
www.spiritsoftworks.com

Publisher & Editor in Chief
UXmatters
www.uxmatters.com

5 May 2009 - 8:03am
Steve Baty
2009

Still looking for articles, books or presentations containing good
discussion or explanation of the analysis of design research.

Many thanks
Steve

5 May 2009 - 9:00am
rseiji
2008

Laurel, Brenda. Design Research: Methods and Perspectives.
http://books.google.com/books?id=xVeFdy44qMEC

A great selection of articles on design research, not all of them on data
analysis.

Cheers,

R. Seiji Sato
Interaction Designer
http://www.rseiji.com
+55 11 8297-2930
São Paulo, Brasil

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