AnswerLab Honors Evernote, Flipboard, and Houzz as Examples of Game-Changing Tablet App User Experiences

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Honorees were selected from research that included a survey of UX professionals, social media mining, and in-depth interviews with app users

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These apps represent the best in striking the right balance between the simplicity that apps should offer and the complexity that tablets can handle.

AnswerLab, the nation’s leading firm with an exclusive focus on user experience research services, today announced honorees for exemplary tablet app user experience with the release of The Quest for the Best in UX: Game-Changing Tablet Apps, a compilation of research findings and best practices for tablet app user experience. AnswerLab selected Evernote, Flipboard, and Houzz among 216 tablet apps suggested for consideration in a survey of user experience professionals. Then, the AnswerLab user experience research team examined social media, message boards, blog posts, and app reviews to understand the use cases for the best apps, followed by in-depth interviews with users of these apps to observe their behaviors during app usage and identify the key elements that lead to an exceptional app experience.

"I want to congratulate everyone at Evernote, Flipboard, and Houzz for contributing to excellence in user experience. Tablets present a great opportunity to create unique, rich experiences. These apps represent the best in striking the right balance between the simplicity that apps should offer and the complexity that tablets can handle. They are the perfect combination of functionality and finesse," says Amy Buckner Chowdhry, AnswerLab CEO.

"Our mission at Houzz is to deliver the best user experience for home design," said Alon Cohen, Houzz president and co-founder. "We are flattered by this recognition for the work that our design and engineering teams are doing every day. We are also thankful to the Houzz community of homeowners and home professionals whose feedback helped shape the user interface and functionality of the Houzz app."

AnswerLab elected to research excellence in tablet app user experience because of the growing market penetration of tablets and the cross-platform challenges inherent in creating tablet apps. The Quest for the Best in UX: Game-Changing Tablet Apps includes many examples of the features and elements that result in exceptional user experience, and readers of this research will:

  •     Find out why and when tablet apps matter
  •     Learn what exceptional tablet app UX looks like
  •     Get 11 UX best practices for creating outstanding tablet apps

About AnswerLab:
AnswerLab delivers trusted customer insights that help the world’s leading brands build outstanding digital products and services. The company focuses exclusively on user experience research to understand what people see, do, think and feel when using web sites, mobile applications, and other digital products. AnswerLab’s clients depend on their recommendations about product concepts, features, design and messaging to create more engaging customer experiences that drive results. Global market leaders select AnswerLab as their user experience research partner, including, Citibank, Conde Nast, PayPal, Walmart, Honda, ESPN, FedEx, Genentech, eBay,, Amgen, Intuit and Harley Davidson.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit

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