Archive for March, 2013

SynCaps V3 – A card sorting revolution

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

It’s been a long time coming, but we hope you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait. Our ground-breaking card sorting analysis package, SynCaps V3 is now available for download and 14-day free trial. What’s more, if you’re an existing SynCaps V2 user, you can upgrade to V3 for free.

Among the new features of version 3 are:

  • New, ribbon-style user interface
  • Nested groups (up to 9 levels)
  • Participant analysis and filtering

With the participant analysis and filtering features, you’ll be able to see whether you have separate participant communities (who have different needs) and compare their results. Or you can use similarity filters to omit participants who were out on a limb in how they sorted.

Once more, participant analysis and filtering can be used on any existing card sort as long as you can get it into SynCaps data format (WebSort and OptimalSort both do this as standard).

If you’d like to know what SynCaps V3 can do for you, download it and have a look – there’s a comprehensive user guide and release notes describing the new features. Or send us a file in SynCaps format and we’d be happy to show you how V3 can help you make better sense of the results.

Visit www.syntagm.co.uk/design/cardsortdl.shtml for the download and have a look at the new features in our comparison chart at bit.ly/syncaps-compare.

A single-machine license (for all users) costs €240 / £200 / $320 (you can choose which currency during checkout). SynCaps is a Windows desktop application but also runs in Windows emulators for Mac and Linux.

Guerrilla UCD 2013 – Lower cost, better value

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Guerrilla UCD for 2013 – Lower cost, better value

We’re kicking off our 2013 season of 16 x 90-minute Guerrilla UCD webinars with a free one-hour overview on 21st March. It starts at 16:30 London time but, like all of the webinars, you can take part from anywhere in the world and if you miss it, download a recording and slides.

To register for the free overview, either visit GotoWebinar or add it to your basket at the GuerrillaUCD web site (there is a short checkout process but nothing to pay if that is the only thing you add).

The really exciting news is that this year, all webinars are 20% cheaper, plus you get immediate access to last year’s recordings and slides (as well as this year’s live webinar, recording and slides as they become available).

The full list of webinars is:

Getting Started

0. Free One-Hour Overview

1. Guerrilla UCD Boot Camp

Strategy Webinars

2. Visual Design for Usability

3. Navigation & Menu Design

4. Designing for SEO & Accessibility

5. Human Error, Messages & Feedback

6. Usability Evaluation

Tactics Webinars

7. User-Centred IA with Card Sorting

8. Dynamic Web Pages: Effective Use of Ajax

9. Writing Effective Web & Intranet Content

10. Designing for Advanced Users

11. Persuasion, Trust and Seduction

Lean & Agile Webinars

12. Making the Case for UCD in Agile

13. Integrating UCD & Agile

14. Agile UX: Users, Personas & Design Maps

15. Agile UX: Use Cases, Stories & Scenarios

16. Agile UX: Conceptual Models