Introducing Affluxant

alexander Johannesen

We just released our free UX research and testing tool to the world. Come have a look.

Affluxant started with an itch we couldn’t scratch. There’s tons of good UX tools out there, but very few for the professional tester. And, as it turned out, even fewer that were super easy to set up, easy to run for both ourselves and for test participants, and just added up the darn numbers and gave us the good answers! Graphs and pretty tables would be a bonus.

We couldn’t find it. So we made it. And it’s free.

Free?

Yeah. We have a UX research, testing and development company, and even though we probably could make a buck out of it by selling it as a service, we’re giving it away for free to just promote and direct people to our humble little UX boutique. Maybe you’ll repay us by hiring us? Who knows.

If there’s enough interest, we do have some vague ideas around an enterprise version with tons of more enterprisey features, for a fairly reasonable price. Let us know if that’s of interest.

Simple and fast

We needed a system that would be set up and ready for test in minutes. Simple drag and drop of features on to a canvas, drag to re-order, and configure a few options if you must, and you’re ready to go.

Easy to work with

It’s no good that only we, as humble UX test professionals, can enter the test result data. No, it has to be so simple that test participants themselves can do it. Just flick to a tab in your browser, or – maybe more elegantly – give them a nice tablet to quickly give survey answers. Because it’s so simple, maybe even between testing steps? Experiment.

The numbers! And graphs!

At the end of the day, we do this because we crave numbers; SUS scores, NPS numbers, LTS insights, UMUX delights, ASQ ponderings, SEQ shenanigans, or Wordclouds and lists of direct feedback from participants. And because we can, we can put them in both lovely tables as well as pretty graphs.

And if you’re a stifler for precision, you can also categorise your participants and get the various scores and summaries based on those categories. Hippies vs. hipsters?

Anyway, it’s as simple as it needs to be. We’re keen on hearing what you think of it, how we can improve it (I’m sure there’s just too many variants of how you can slice and dice the numbers, and introduce other UX measurements, but let us know which one you use the most), and – most humbly – how you use it for actual testing!

Enough rambling. Give it a try at affluxant.thinkplot.org

Cheers,
Alex and the ThinkPlot.org team

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