Jobs To Be Done in a Nutshell

The theory of Jobs To Be Done explains that too much focus on socio-demographic data and correlations hurts companies. Rather, you have to gain a deeper understanding of your customers, who "hire" your product to help them do certain jobs under certain circumstances. For instance, you don't buy a video game console because you're male and over 30. You hire it to, e.g., do the job "connect with friends".

How to Infer Usability from User Interactions. My Poster Presented at #ICWE2014

The corresponding publications are: Maximilian Speicher, Andreas Both and Martin Gaedke (2014). “Ensuring Web Interface Quality through Usability-based Split Testing”. In Proc. ICWE. Maximilian Speicher, Andreas Both and Martin Gaedke (2014). “WaPPU: Usability-based A/B Testing”. In Proc. ICWE (Demos). For more information about WaPPU, please see this previous post. Special thanks go to Fred Funke,… Continue reading How to Infer Usability from User Interactions. My Poster Presented at #ICWE2014

First Screencast Published in VSR Media Center

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj4cNi7O4ws The demo video about usability-based A/B testing I created for the 2014 International Conference on Web Engineering is now featured in the media center of the VSR research group at Chemnitz University of Technology. The chair of VSR is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Gaedke, who is the primary advisor of my PhD thesis. The video… Continue reading First Screencast Published in VSR Media Center

Usability-based Split Testing or How to infer web interface usability from user interactions

The continuous evaluation of an e-commerce company's web applications is crucial for ensuring customer satisfaction and loyalty. Such evaluations are usually performed as split tests, i.e., the comparison of two slightly different versions of the same webpage with respect to a target metric. Usually, metrics that stakeholders are interested in include completed checkout processes, submitted… Continue reading Usability-based Split Testing or How to infer web interface usability from user interactions

StreamMyRelevance! Predicting Search Result Relevance from Streams of Interactions

Guessing the relevance of delivered search results is one of the biggest issues for today's search engines. The particular problem is that it's difficult to obtain explicit statements from users about whether they found what they were searching for. Clicks are commonly used to guess relevance (using so-called "click models") but they are far from… Continue reading StreamMyRelevance! Predicting Search Result Relevance from Streams of Interactions

4 Submissions accepted at International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE)

End of February, I submitted four contributions to the 14th International Conference on Web Engineering: two full papers, one demo and one poster. Of these four submissions, all were accepted and will be presented at the conference, which is to be held in Toulouse (see map below) from July 1 to July 4. In the… Continue reading 4 Submissions accepted at International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE)