Introduction to Volume 17, Issue 3

Our May 2022 essay is “Welcome to the Journal of User Experience,” by Bill Albert and Jim Lewis. They announce our journal’s new name, Journal of User Experience (JUX), and provide some background and thoughts about the change. In addition, this issue includes two research papers. One is about the relationship between users’ perception of […] [Read More]

Welcome to the Journal of User Experience

In November 2005 the first issue of the Journal of Usability Studies was published. At that time, the name of our association was the Usability Professionals Association (UPA). As the scope of interest of UPA’s members expanded beyond usability, the association changed its name in June 2012 to the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) (Dray, […] [Read More]

The Interplay Between Perceived Usability and Quality in Visual Design for Tablet Game Interfaces

Abstract Research in human-computer interaction (HCI) has shown inconsistencies in the relationship between users’ perception of usability and the quality of visual design in digital products. Research is lacking in the gaming domain for visual design in user interfaces on tablet screens. Despite extensive research on visual aesthetics and perceived usability, best practices offer limited […] [Read More]

Drag-and-Drop Versus Numeric Entry Options: A Comparison of Survey Ranking Questions in Qualtrics

Abstract An online feedback survey for the 2020 United States Census Partnership program included a question asking respondents to rank the amount of time they spent on six job-related tasks. For this study, we randomly assigned respondents to answer this question using either the numeric entry or drag-and-drop option available in Qualtrics™. We compared the […] [Read More]