UX Awards 2014 – Submit your best projects and get 15% off on us!

We’re extremely excited to announce our sponsorship of the 4th Annual International UXAwards, the premier awards for exceptional digital experience. This is the fourth year running that Loop11 has been a sponsor and a supporter of these great UX awards!

By honoring the most talented UX innovators, highlighting exceptional UX best practices and showcasing next-generation digital products, the “UXies” inspire technologists to create elegant, human-centered products that solve real customer problems.

This year, the UXies will be held from September 11-12, 2014 in sunny San Francisco, California. The 2014 UX judging panel is comprised of top UX thought leaders and practitioners from Etsy, Amazon, GE, LUXR, Facebook, HUGE and Frog.

Interested in submitting? The UXies welcome submissions from all levels, including agencies, companies, individuals and students. All prospective UXers are invited to enter online at UXAwards.org from May 1 to June 15, 2014. Be sure to use discount code “UXAwardsSupporter” to receive 15% off your entry!

The 2014 awards showcase will also feature the UXies celebration and advanced UX training workshops. These will…

  • Showcase each winning product and celebrate the creators
  • Share UX practitioners’ creative processes and approaches
  • Reveal each expert judge’s evaluation process and perspective
  • Offer concentrated and advanced UX training and education from the judges and other invited expert speakers
  • Provide many informal opportunities to meet winners, judges, applicants, senior UX professionals, hiring companies and UX service providers

Check out the schedule and buy tickets - and be sure to use discount code “UXAwardsSupporter” for 15% off any ticket level!  Visit UXAwards.org for more information.

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Education Powerhouse Quantifies User Happiness

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Teach For All is a growing network of over 30 independent partner organizations with a shared vision of expanded educational opportunity in their countries. Each partner recruits and develops diverse leaders to commit two years to teach in their nations’ high-need classrooms and to work throughout their lives to increase opportunity for children. Teach For All works to accelerate partners’ progress and increase their impact through direct support, facilitating connections, accessing global resources, and leadership development.

The Goal

To create an efficient and intuitive global knowledge portal based on partner suggestions and feedback gathered from partner organization staff and Teach For All staff through the Loop11 remote usability testing platform.

The Brief

After developing a beta version of its new knowledge portal, Teach For All implemented a usability test created through Loop11 to gauge user experience on the newly launched site. Participants were asked to engage with the portal by completing a list of defined tasks.

The Action

With the success of over 30 global organizations in mind, Teach For All used remote usability testing to assess whether or not participants found the updated portal to be:

  • User friendly
  • Easy to navigate
  • Interactive

Observations

Loop11 enabled Teach For All to launch its user experience test to Teach For All and partner organization staff members around the world in such countries as Austria, Peru, Mexico and the USA. Participants were chosen for their ability to provide insight into the learnability, intuitiveness and efficiency of the new website.

The result was a diverse collection of observation data, allowing Teach For All to:

  • Quickly assess overall site performance
  • Quantify task performance rates
  • See personal and constructive participant feedback on site usability

The flexibility and efficiency of Loop11‘s testing platform helped Teach For All gain valuable insights into how users interacted with new site features, the desirability of internal application functionality and what content was most engaging.

Conclusion

With Loop11 remote usability testing, Teach For All quickly and effectively gained user experience insight from a global network of users. By measuring task completion rates, quantifying user experience and leveraging a global audience, Teach For All gained perspective on users that might otherwise have remained hidden.

This efficient, quantitative approach to user experience testing yielded a rich variety of user experience insights that enabled critical website and user experience optimizations.

Looking to Study Your User Happiness?

Loop11 helps you (and your users) get the most out of your digital assets. Simple and efficient, Loop11 provides real-time insight into user experience and website functionality without breaking the bank. Try Loop11 for free and experience for yourself the power of remote usability testing.

 

“You in UX” 2014 usability summit — Tweet and attend for free!

In our last post we talked about our sponsorship of You in UX 2014 and how Loop11 is providing some great deals for usability fans. So, what makes this event so special? We’ve got the details on why You in UX is revolutionary and why you should be interested.

Whether you’re a professional or just someone with a general interest in user experience, You in UX provides valuable presentations to enhance career development, critical business skills and more. By focusing on the importance of leadership and personal involvement in the field, You in UX encourages us to consider how we can leverage the future of UX and build meaningful business.

The You in UX global summit is hosting 40 talks from professionals across the UX spectrum. Featured presenters include (among many others): Dr. Genevieve Bell (Director of User Experience Research at Intel), Joey Benedek (Director, Product Manager at Blackberry), and Melanie Fitzgerald (Staff UX Research Lead at YouTube).

Don’t miss out on this great web-based opportunity (that’s right, you can attend every panel in your pajamas!). Looking to score a free ticket to the event? Tell us your #1 golden rule for UX/usability via Twitter, and be sure to include @Loop11 and #YouinUX in your tweet. We’ll choose the 6 best “golden rules” and give away 6 free tickets to the You in UX summit!

 for a chance to win 1 of 6 free tickets to the You in UX online conference.

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