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Konfikit Published in User Research & Experience Book

The first MENA Design Research Center project, which was a cultural probe kit called Konfikit (2010), is now published in the globally acclaimed 2nd edition of the book ‘Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research’. The 600- page text book is written by Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, and Andrea Moed, and published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers (an imprint of Elsevier).

Excerpt from Back Cover: Observing the User Experience is a groundbreaking, comprehensive resource for user experience research. For over a decade, it has helped readers better understand what their users want and need from their products and whether users will be able to use what they’ve created. This second edition improves upon a classic, adding new methods and approaches to meet today’s challenging and diverse research requirements.

 Reviews:
You’ll like Mike Kuniavsky’s broad selection of practical user research methods–presented clearly and usably. And you’ll like his timing too: while recent books focus on the whys of user experience, many are now ready for the hows. Observing the User Experience does just that: It demonstrates how to discover what is in users’ heads, and suggests how we might balance those considerations with business objectives.–Lou Rosenfeld, co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide WebWow! So many of the user experience research methods we have refined and used over the years are now organized and described in detail in one book. It is an essential reference for any practitioner.
Christian Rohrer, Manager, User Experience Research, Yahoo!

We would like to thank Elizabeth Goodman, for contacting us and finding our project suitable for the book, our client Toufoula, and all the illustrators and designers who contributed to making the Konfikit a beautiful research method.

Link to book on Amazon

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