Blink Staff

Nika Smith

UX Researcher

Nika is a UX Researcher at Blink.

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Usability Highlights from 2011

Usability Highlights from 2011

Nika Smith

As always, it is challenging to summarize the key takeaways from such a productive year. Here are a few of the research team’s favorite moments that make us proud to work at Blink.

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Why You Should Usability Test Your Mobile Application

Why You Should Usability Test Your Mobile Application

Nika Smith

Just like web sites and desktop applications, mobile applications benefit greatly from being evaluated via usability testing with target users. Mobile usability testing allows you to learn about your users’ expectations and prior experience with mobile interfaces and illustrates how they will use your application in real-time. Further, mobile testing enables development and product teams to identify and prioritize pain points that must be addressed prior to launch or future releases.

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Getting a Reaction Out of Participants with a Modified Card Sorting Technique

Getting a Reaction Out of Participants with a Modified Card Sorting Technique

Nika Smith

When Blink conducts usability evaluations, we seek to do more than simply identify the pain points of a web site or application. Our goal is to uncover users’ honest impressions and the impact of these impressions on the overall user experience.

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Mobile Text Entry Methods Usability Study

Mobile Text Entry Methods Usability Study

Nika Smith

The mobile device and application market has grown rapidly over the last few years, allowing users to stay in touch and work with data more effectively on the go. Text entry methods vary significantly across devices, raising an important question: Which input methods actually work well for entering text?

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Why Usability Professionals Care About Privacy

Why Usability Professionals Care About Privacy

Nika Smith

Social networking and content sharing web sites like Facebook and Flickr make it easy for users to connect and share details of their lives with others. Unfortunately, it is all too common to hear stories of users unknowingly sharing embarrassing status updates or photos with their professional colleagues, due to misunderstanding or ignoring available privacy settings in these sites.

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