Articles by James R. (Jim) Lewis, Ph.D

Dr. Lewis is a Distinguished User Experience Researcher at MeasuringU. He has published influential papers on the assessment of perceived usability and sample size estimation for usability studies and has product experience in the design and evaluation of user interfaces (graphical, spoken, mobile), including having been the lead interaction designer for the product widely regarded as the first smart phone, the Simon. He is on over 90 US patents and has over 100 publications. His books include Practical Speech User Interface Design (2011), Quantifying the User Experience (with Jeff Sauro, 2nd ed., 2016), and Using the PSSUQ and CSUQ in User Experience Research and Practice (2019).

Introduction to Volume 17, Issue 1

For the November 2021 issue, the invited essay is “Dual Cognitive UXD and Explainable AI” by Karen Cham, Raida Shakiry, and Carl Yates. They describe research in eCommerce and games UX that provides a foundation for dual cognitive, or deep UXD, to understand relationships between biometrics, persuasion, and ethical UX design to support the development […] [Read More]

Comparison of Select-All-That-Apply Items with Yes/No Forced Choice Items

Abstract Prior research has suggested that people tend to select more items when presented with a forced choice (yes/no) format than with a select-all-that-apply (SATA) format, and some have argued against ever using SATA in research. We review findings from previous research and report the results of new studies comparing a standard SATA grid format […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 4

We are sharing an essay by Bill Albert and Jim Lewis titled “The JUS Top 10 Articles: 2005—2021.” The authors provide a summary of the most viewed articles since the inception of the Journal in 2005. An abstract and brief commentary is provided for each article. The first article titled “Labeling and Placement of the […] [Read More]

The JUS Top 10 Articles: 2005–2021

The first issue of the Journal of Usability Studies was published in November 2005 with Avi Parush as the Editor in Chief and an essay by Jakob Nielsen. That means that with the current issue, August 2021, JUS has completed its 16th volume of essays and peer-reviewed articles by and for usability and UX researchers […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 3

Our May 2021, invited essay is “The Best of Times for UX Research, the Worst of Times for Usability Research?” by Jason Buhle.  He describes how the landscape of usability and UX research has been changing and provides recommendations for increasing the academic and professional standing of usability research.  In addition to the essay, this […] [Read More]