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Diagram includes examples of UXD research methods and how they align with the modes of logic. Inductive reasoning includes personas, one-on-one interviews, ethnographic field research, surveys, and card sorting. Deductive reasoning includes card sorting, landscape review, prototype testing, and eye-tracking. Abductive reasoning includes all of the mentioned methods.


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Adobe Says Drawing Should Be Like Writing—A Skill We Teach Everyone

"Most important to Gough in reconnecting people with their innate ability to draw is reconnecting them with whole parts of their brains he believes are neglected when visual intelligence isn’t cultivated. Drawing, he says, is a form of “abductive reasoning,” the least precise but also most open-ended form of logical inference. Instead of reaching for one right answer, Gough says, “you activate the parts of your brain that let you think all the way around a subject."


Startups Secrets and Abductive Reasoning Guest post byJoseph Kelly. An early episode at at my last company demonstrated one of the paradoxes of startup product development. At this time our product was still early and undefined. @tachyeonz

Abductive Reasoning-- (also called abduction, abductive inference or retroduction) is a form of logical inference which goes from an observation to a theory which accounts for the observation, ideally seeking to find the simplest and most likely explanation. In abductive reasoning, unlike in deductive reasoning, the premises do not guarantee the conclusion. One can understand abductive reasoning as "inference to the best explanation".

Inductive Reasoning-- (as opposed to deductive reasoning or abductive reasoning) is reasoning in which the premises are viewed as supplying strong evidence for the truth of the conclusion. While the conclusion of a deductive argument is certain, the truth of the conclusion of an inductive argument is probable, based upon the evidence given. Many dictionaries define inductive reasoning as reasoning that derives general principles from specific observations, though some sources disagree