Raluca Budiu is Director of Research at Nielsen manbetx官网手机登陆Norman Group,where she oversees the group's research-related activities and serves as editor for manbetx官网手机登陆articles published on NNgroup.com.Raluca consults for clients from a variety of industries and presents tutorials on mobile usability,万博官网manbetx下载UX for responsive websites,quantitative usability methods,cognitive psychology for manbetx官方网站手机版designers,principles of human-computer interaction,the manbetx官方网站手机版design of desktop applications.Raluca coauthored the NN/g reports on tablet usability,mobile usability,iPad usability,and the usability of children's websites,as well as the bookMobile Usability.She served as a judge for GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012-2018 and Tabby Awards 2013.
Raluca previously worked at Xerox PARC,doing research in human-computer interaction.At PARC,she built computational models of how people search for information in visualizations of large data structures.She also explored new ways of measuring information scent and conducted research on interfaces for social bookmarking systems and on the cognitive benefits of tagging.
Raluca was also a user researcher at Microsoft Corporation,where she explored future directions and made strategic recommendations for incorporating user-generated content and social web features into MSN.
Raluca has authored many manbetx官网手机登陆articles in academic journals and conferences on human-computer interaction,psychology,and cognitive science.She holds a Ph.D.from Carnegie Mellon University.
Selected Interviews and Press Mentions
- The Guardian.Usability v safety: how to manbetx官方网站手机版design our way to better security
- The Guardian. Why do people ignore security warnings when browsing the web?
- Fast Company.With Android Lollipop,Mobile Multitasking Takes A Great Leap Forward
- USA Today.Apple loses some of its magic touch with iOS7
- Associated Press.Apple unveils iOS7,new operating system
- Forbes.Someone Named Raluca Budiu Doesn't Like Windows 8: What if She's Right?
- CNET.The Windows 8 'kick me' sign.
- Laptop Magazine.Usability Expert: Windows 8 on PCs is Confusing,a Cognitive Burden.
- Market Watch.Windows 8 won't quickly revive PC market
- PC World.The Windows 8 UI: How do interface and usability experts rate all the changes?
- Techcrunch.Windows 8 Is "A Cognitive Burden"
- MIT Tech Review.How distracting are social media tools?
- Poynter.iPad news apps lack accessibility and usability
Courses taught by Raluca
Application manbetx官方网站手机版Design for Web and Desktop
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How to Interpret 万博官网manbetx下载UX Numbers: Statistics for UX
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Mobile User Experience
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The Human Mind and Usability
Apply psychology principles to predict and explain how your customers think and act
User Interface Principles Every manbetx官方网站手机版Designer Must Know
Learn key human-computer interaction (HCI) research findings,and how to apply them to 万博官manbetx官方网站手机版网manbetx下载UX design problems
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Users of Siri,Alexa,and Google Assistant conceptualize them in one of 3 ways: an interface,a personal assistant,or a brain.Frequent users are less likely to push the interaction limits of these AI systems than new users.
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Test your 万博官网manbetx下载UX knowledge by taking our quiz.All questions and answers are based on manbetx官网手机登陆articles that we published last year.
In a study of people interacting with systems built on machine-learning algorithms,users had weak mental models and difficulties making the UI do what they want.
Far from being ‘intelligent',today's chatbots guide users through simple linear flows,and our user research shows that they have a hard time whenever users deviate from such flows.
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User Experience Researcher
- Xerox PARC
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University
- B.S.Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Politehnica University of Bucharest,Romania