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Three UX Lab examples with the latest UX research tools
A UX Lab is used for usability testing and user experience research. Users are observed in a specific environment while interacting with a product or system. Most UX research is conducted in state-of-the-art UX labs.
7 Tips how to set up a coding scheme
The coding scheme or ethogram determines what data you collect and is, thus, an essential part of your behavioral study. Tips to set up a coding scheme (+free white paper with all 7 tips to set-up your coding scheme).
Evaluating the effectiveness of simulation in healthcare
Teamwork is important in many occupations but it is crucial when working under pressure. Most of us can only imagine how stressful it could be when working as a fire fighter or operating room nurse.
Can facial expressions and emotional reactions predict likeliness to buy?
Think about some of your favorite holiday foods – what are they? Maybe gingerbread, candy canes, or pies?
How to build a usability lab?
Usability testing is an essential part of user centered design processes. It is necessary to evaluate prototypes. So how do you build a usability lab? This how to will help you out!
The effectiveness of physical therapy sessions for children with cerebral palsy
Researcher Sébastien Vanderlinden is committed to describe which and how long physical therapy skills are performed during NDT sessions.
Retail analysis - Using TrackLab in a supermarket
Noldus Information Technology teamed up with Jan Linders supermarkets, a chain of supermarkets in the southern part of The Netherlands.
Simulation-based team training in obstetrics
The study of Annemarie Fransen and her team shows that simulation-based team training is effective in improving communication and cooperation of obstetric care teams.
UX: from the Anthropocene to science fiction and moonshots
Even after spending a decade in contact with User Experience researchers and professionals, the domain never stops to fascinate and amaze me. In October I had the privilege of joining the 10th NordiCHI conference, in Oslo.
Validation-study: Basic emotions and Action Units detection
Guest blogger Jan Zumhasch, a certified FACS-coder, explains why FaceReader is amazing if you want to analyze facial expressions and emotions.
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Ticking clocks – tides and activity peaks in American horseshoe crabs
Recently, I came across an interesting paper in which American horseshoe crabs were video-tracked to investigate their internal clocks.
Flower preference in solitary bees
Mason bees are fascinating and friendly creatures. Tibor Bukovinszky and his colleagues investigated how their foraging behavior affects their offspring.
Time is of the essence in fish studies
You recently moved into your new house. How do you feel? How do you act in this new space? The answers may depend on how long you have lived there…
Social buffering in zebrafish
Shared sorrow is half a sorrow, according to the old proverb. New research indicates that social support is not only important for us humans, but also for zebrafish!
Fish live longer and are more active after eating “young poo”
Have you got the guts for it? Well, I hope you at least have the gut bacteria for it.
Isolated and stressed zebrafish as a model for major depression
Depression: a fifth (!) of us cope with it, making it the most prevalent psychiatric disorder. Prof. Gerlai recently investigated the interaction between mild stress and developmental isolation in zebrafish models.
Dynamic winners and sluggish losers
We all know the phenomenon: some have it all. Look around a classroom and you see immediately who gets all the attention and who doesn’t, who are “winners”, and who are “losers”. Are we born this way, or do we learn it?
Spatial and odor memory impaired mice – new model for Alzheimer’s
Plaques and tangles… those of you even remotely familiar with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will immediately recognize these hallmarks. But they are linked to familial AD, while sporadic AD is far more common.
To be ravenous or to be social
Prosocial behavior, a voluntary behavior to benefit another, is an interesting concept from an evolutionary point of view. At first sight it may seem logical to be social.
Free-choice digital interactive enrichment and human-animal interaction
Great apes have fast reflex, gazes, and movements: The Observer XT’s features allow frame by frame coding and accurate data integration.