Category Archives: Announcements

We’re hiring: Online marketeer with passion for UX in Amsterdam / SF Announcements

We’re hiring: Online marketeer with passion for UX in Amsterdam / SF

We’re an Amsterdam based international web startup and are looking for an experienced online marketeer with an obvious interest in user experience and usability. Usabilla offers an online platform for fast and simple remote usability testing. Our users include more than 7500 usability experts, designers, web analysts, and marketeers from the USA, Western Europe, South America, and the rest of the world. Companies like Discovery Channel, Electronic Arts, Booking.com, Sony, and the US Government use our product to collect valuable feedback from their users with small usability tests.

In the upcoming months we’re going to expand our team. We’re looking for an experienced online marketeer to join our team in Amsterdam or kickstart our (remote) team in San Francisco. With your help we’re going to work out a solid online marketing strategy, build strong relations with our customers and partners, and grow to over 100.000 accounts in the upcoming two years.

Are you up for the challenge to work with a company that breathes user experience and usability and works with the worlds’ leading UX professionals and marketeers? Do you want to learn from the challenges that come with building a large, enthusiastic user base for a fast growing web startup? Do you like to work in the absolute center of Amsterdam in an awesome office with other cool startups or help us to set up shop in San Francisco? Join our team!

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Mashable: “5 Essential Web Apps for the Lean Small Business” Announcements

Mashable: “5 Essential Web Apps for the Lean Small Business”

Donna Wells, CEO of Mindflash.com, named Usabilla as one of five essential web applications for Small Business in an interesting article on Mashable. The user focused online training startup Mindflash uses Usabilla to collect online feedback from their users. Mindflash recruits participants with Ethnio:

“Ethnio allows us to grab and vet potential candidates through website pop-ups. Usabilla then pulls the best candidates from the Ethnio session to work through questions, product concepts and sends feedback and analysis to the business.”

“Set up properly, this nifty duo works almost entirely hands-off, allowing the site to motor along while continually mining data. And it keeps our top research and product talent focused on interpreting the results – not collecting them.”

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Mindflash reinvented itself with a little external help from Adaptive Path. Paula Wellings (Adaptive Path) and Cameron Gray (Mindflash) shared insights about their journey to become more customer focused at UX Week 2010. A video of their presentation about ‘Pizzability’ (who can spot the Usabilla screenshot?):

UX Week 2010 | Paula Wellings & Cameron Gray | Turning a Developer-driven Organization into a UX Company from Adaptive Path on Vimeo.

We’re happy to facilitate the dialogue between Mindflash and their customers and are proud to be mentioned by their CEO, Donna Wells, as one of the most essential web apps.

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What you can learn from 27 random sets of participants Announcements

What you can learn from 27 random sets of participants

With Usabilla you combinate quantitative and qualitative research. The results from a larger group of participants are visualized with colorful heatmaps and measurable scatterplots. How many participants should you use for a typical test? It’s quite hard to give one single answer to this question. The number of participants really depends on the purpose of your test and the type of questions you’re using. To give you an indication about trends we’ve plotted 27 random samples of an open question in a large demo case with over 500 participants.

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Random sample of 200 participants

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Upgrade: New monthly accounts Announcements

Upgrade: New monthly accounts

Today we’ve made an important change to our accounts. We’ve switched from yearly plans to flexible monthly plans. We’re very happy to have you as a customer, so we’ll be doing our very best to make this switch a valuable upgrade for all of our current customers.

Our new plans

We’re switching from yearly accounts to monthly plans. New clients can now upgrade and downgrade their account at any time. Also, accounts are no longer restricted to a limited number of pages. Instead you can setup one or more tests simultaneously. Once you’ve hit your limit of active tests and deactivate a test, you can start a new one. As often as you like.

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Questions? Feedback?

We’ve automatically migrated our current accounts to the new plans. We carefully planned this migration and manually checked the upgraded accounts. We might have missed something or may be you’re not happy with this change at all… If this is the case, please let us know. I’m sure we can help you.

Design for Conversion NYC – November 18th Announcements

Design for Conversion NYC – November 18th

After three inspiring events in Holland and one in Germany, the team behind Design for Conversion will be organizing a New York City edition. The fifth edition of the Design for Conversion conference wil take place at Thursday, November 18th in the Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn, NY). A good reason to visit New York and meet and interact with conversion experts from all over the world.

Design for Conversion

Experts from all over the world will gather in New York for the fifth Design for Conversion NYC Conference. The event has been created to bring together a diverse group of talented professionals and thought leaders. The goal is to share new research and high level professional insight and to invite participation in ground breaking discussions and hands‐on activities that will assist designers of technology, website developers, and marketing professionals in understanding changing trends in consumer behavior, the use of persuasive technology, and the convergence of these issues to influence consumer or societal action.

When: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Where: Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

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Usabilla has been selected as a White Bull finalist Announcements

Usabilla has been selected as a White Bull finalist

Usabilla has been selected as a finalist for the Bully Awards, an award honoring the leading European technology, media, and telecommunications companies. We’ve been selected as finalist in the category of ‘White Bulls’ and are thrilled to get the opportunity to present Usabilla at the White Bull Summit event in Barcelona.

A total of sixty European companies were named as finalists for the 2010 Bully Award. The deserving finalists were selected from a pool of entries that included hundreds of nominated European TMT companies. The finalists fall into three categories:

• Yearlings: firms that seek or have received angel/seed rounds or equivalent
• Young Bulls: firms that seek or have received Series A financing
• Longhorns: post Series A firms

“The Bully Award finalists were selected first and foremost for values of excellence and innovation in the TMT sector,” stated Farley Duvall, Founder and Chairman of White Bull Summits. “Each firm has been recognized as a leader in its field, with a bright business proposition and meaningful market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions.”

Thirty winners (ten winners per category) will be announced live at the inaugural, invitation-only White Bull Summit 2010, Pathways to Exit event in Barcelona, September 20 – 22.

Improvements in the test interface Announcements

Improvements in the test interface

One of our most important focus points is the usability of our own test interface. Participating in a Usabilla test must be simple, fun, and way more exciting than a standard survey. In the past year we’ve released about 15 iterations on our test interface. Each iteration was based on feedback from participants, users, and experts using Usabilla. We’ve just released a small update and we think this update solves the most important usability issues of our test interface.

Problem: Participants don’t have a clue that they can add notes.

Usabilla is primary a quantitative tool. Notes add a qualitative aspect to the tests and are of in many cases of great help to interpret test results.  If you run a test case with for example 250 participants and all those 250 participants add 20 points with notes, your ‘lean & mean’ test is probably no longer ‘lean & mean’. This is the reason why we focus on points as primary response and notes as secondary. Unfortunately in our previous releases we didn’t manage to find a good balance between these two interactions.

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New: Store additional data for participants & more Announcements

New: Store additional data for participants & more

It has been a while since we sent out an update about Usabilla. In the past months 4500 users ran hundreds of interesting tests with an incredible number of participants, we fixed many small bugs and tweaks, released new features, made big steps in scalability, and expanded our team with a very skilled developer (Say hi to Sido). In this update we want to share some interesting updates

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