About Baymard Institute

We’re an independent web usability research institute

Baymard conducts original large-scale research studies on all aspects of the e-commerce user experience – from form fields to the entire mobile experience. The research results are published as articles, reports, and benchmark databases.

We believe in what we call “actionable research” – taking the originality and thoroughness of academic research, but presenting it in a pragmatic and user-friendly format.

UX Articles

Published approximately every second week since September 2009, there’s now 198 free articles ready for your perusal on the topics of web usability, UX design and e-commerce optimization:

Latest Articles - Most Popular - Full Archive

Research Products

Comprehensive research reports from the past 7 years of large-scale usability testing of the worlds leading e-commerce sites. All distilled into concrete design guidelines for improving the user experience of desktop and mobile e-commerce sites:

E-Commerce Checkout - Homepage & Category - E-Commerce Search - Product Lists & Filtering - Mobile E-Commerce

Labs & Resources

Occasional experiments and resources we develop for improving web UX; like the open source redesigned country selector or a documented average of cart abandonment rates:

Country Selector - Mobile Touch Keyboards - Cart Abandonment Rates

Clients Include

Baymard’s research is used by more than 3,000 e-commerce companies, researchers, and UX designers, from 80+ countries, and includes 71% of all Fortune 500 companies within e-commerce, including:

Core Research Team

Christian Holst (founder)

Jamie Appleseed (founder)

Christian Vind

Thomas Grønne

Edward Scott

Lauryn Smith


E-mail: info@baymard.com

Phone US: +1 (415) 315-9567

Phone EU: +45 3696 9567

Baymard Institute
Howitzvej 60, 1st floor
2000 Frederiksberg

VAT no: DK30423356

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