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

James R. (Jim) Lewis, PhD, CHFP, 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 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]

Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 2

We are delighted to publish an essay by Lesley-Ann Noel and Marcelo Paiva titled “Learning to Recognize Exclusion.” The authors pose critical questions: Who do we exclude in our work as UX researchers and designers, and how do we work toward a more inclusive research and design practice? As part of their essay, the authors […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 16, Issue 1

Our November 2020 invited essay is “No Interface? No Problem. Applying Human-Centered Design and HCDAgile to Data Projects,” by Carol Righi. The essay describes the insights of a group of human-centered designers, agilists, data scientists, and other technology enablement practitioners who tackled the question of how to apply the principles and practices of human-centered design […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 15, Issue 4

Our August 2020 issue features an essay from Douglas Gillan, “Usability Issues in Human-Robot Interaction.” This essay describes the variety of robots with which humans currently interact and with whom we will interact in the future. To avoid the “productivity paradox” that followed the introduction of computers to the general workplace, it is very important […] [Read More]

Introduction to Volume 15, Issue 3

Our May 2020 issue features an essay from Bernard Rummel, “About Time: A Practitioner’s Guide to Task Completion Time Analysis.” This essay brings together lines of research that he has published in the Journal of Usability Studies, formatted to help practitioners understand how to get more out of time-on-task data collected in usability studies.  In […] [Read More]