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Exploring themes in the book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ and how they connect to UX.

The Chimp Paradox: What UX Can Learn From A Book About Emotional Intelligence
  • The author shares the lessons learned from the famous mind management model called The Chimp Paradox, and how they can be applied in UX.
  • The Chimp Paradox is based on the theory that our brain is divided into three sections that receive, transmit, and react to our environment and information:
    • the chimp;
    • the human;
    • the machine.
  • In the article, the author demonstrates how these ways of perceiving information affect users’ experience and help to improve the approach to UX.
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Every UX research method should generate new insights about the people we study and allow us to refine our understanding of the problems our products are trying to solve. Distinguishing “generative” and “evaluative” studies doesn’t always make sense. 

Stop Dividing Generative and Evaluative Research 
  • UX research is a strange thing, being divided into “generative” and “evaluative” studies, the former conducted ideally early in product development, the latter further along in the process.
  • The author shares some ways to expand requests for evaluative research into research with generative insights.
  • Here are some tips that might help you conduct your qualitative research session:
    • Begin by asking users “casual” questions to build rapport.
    • Ask them about their favorite and least favorite parts of their job, to walk me through a typical day.
    • Try to orient the concept test around them.
    • Ask stupid questions when people react to a concept.
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SAP Research Labs present the top trends and highlights for 2022

Top 5 Trends in User Research & Insights
  • The author presents the top trends and highlights by SAP Research Labs for 2022:
    • Remote user research is the new form
    • Accessibility, diversity and inclusion are becoming more mainstream
    • The demand for measurement and evidence-based product experience strategy continues to grow
    • Exponential growth in experience data is driving demand and investment in data science and machine learning at cloud speed
    • User research is the new culture of learning, practiced by all
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Learn ways user experience research can help build responsible AI applications.

How User Experience Research (UXR) Cam Help Build Responsible AI Applications
  • UXR reveals the myriad of intended and unintended effects of apps on people’s life — and help build more ethical AI
  • The author talks about:
    • How to assess the impact of ML-apps on users and meet AI ethical standards?
    • Ethics in AI
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How User Experience Research (UXR) Can Help Build Responsible AI Applications?

With ML facing so many users, there is a case to approach the conception and design of ML-powered applications from a UX research perspective. Read more to find out.

How Can User Experience Research (UXR) Help Build Users Trust in AI Systems and Increase Engagement?
  • The article covers the conception and design of ML-powered applications from a UX research perspective.
  • The author unpacks the following ideas:
    • Machine Learning and Real Users
    • Machine Learning and The Theory of Machine
    • Mental Models and User Engagement with Machine Learning Apps
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How Can User Experience Research (UXR) Help Build Users Trust in AI Systems And Increase Engagement?

Tips on how to champion HCD and design research to stakeholders and get them on board with all of your UX processes.

How to Champion HCD and Design Research to Stakeholders
  • The article covers:
    • The importance of stakeholder management
    • Challenges to overcome with research resisters
    • Common objections to doing user research and how to respond
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How to Champion HCD and Design Research to Stakeholders

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