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Ideas 9/12/2023

Want On-the-Ground Insights? Look No Further Than Places and Spaces

The Places and Spaces approach helps you uncover “in the wild” activities from your customers and from your product. Here’s how to set up these moments for success.

Ideas 8/30/2023

Evolve Your Usability Testing with These Innovative Approaches

With some creativity, your usability testing practice can be more efficient, innovative, and customer-centered. It might actually start to be more fun, too.

Ideas 8/16/2023

Your User Research Platform Shopping List

Feeling analysis paralysis due to the glut of tools, solutions, and vendors available for research? Use this list to narrow on the offering that best serves your organization’s ongoing needs.

Ideas 8/1/2023

Overcome B2B Obstacles with These Tried-and-True Tips

B2B user research comes with a unique set of challenges. Here’s how to help the process go smoother.

Ideas 7/31/2023

Trouble Engaging Stakeholders? Create Some FOMO

Sometimes stakeholders don’t realize the real value of what you’re providing. Facilitating entertaining sessions can make all the difference.

Ideas 7/30/2023

Your Never-Fail Usability Testing Checklist

Make sure every usability test goes off without a hitch. We’ve built a robust checklist to ensure you’re prepared for everything prior, during, and after the test.

Ideas 7/24/2023

Use Ideation and Co-Creation to Supercharge Your Insights

Sometimes offering research insights isn’t the end, but a different kind of beginning. This method helps you sort out the next steps.

Ideas 7/24/2023

A Step-by-Step Guide to Usability Testing [with Template]

Usability tests are a powerful way to understand how users interact with a service or product. This guide shows you how to avoid common pitfalls.

Field Reports 7/19/2023

How Microsoft Fosters a Continuous Learning Culture

Microsoft’s Video, Learning, and Marketplace team uses learning sessions to increase stakeholder engagement, drive team alignment, and foster innovation.

Ideas 7/18/2023

Making a New Product for Your Biz? Craft a Compelling Offer

Sometimes you have to be the product manager for your own business. Here’s how to make new offers your audience will actually be interested in.

Ideas 7/18/2023

How to Optimize Unmoderated User Tests

You can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why unmoderated user testing might be just the thing to scale your research. 

Conversations 7/12/2023

Lean, Sustainable Team Building in Today’s Climate [Q&A]

dscout’s VP of research Julie Norvaisas sits down with research leader Loi Sessions Goulet to break down how to build teams that make a real impact, even with unexpected bumps in the road.

Ideas 7/11/2023

5 Questions to Supercharge Your Ideation and Co-Creation

Don’t settle for open-ends in your research designs. Adding closed-ends can improve data quality and promote the ease and efficiency of your co-creation and ideation research.

Ideas 7/10/2023

Get Answers Beyond “It’s Fine”: Try ACV Laddering

Use the ACV laddering method to go beyond asking “why?” and better understand your participants’ values and rationales.

Ideas 7/3/2023

How to Practice Self-Care During the Dreaded Job Hunt

It can be brutal out there. Here’s how to take care of your mental health and prioritize what’s important while you’re trying to find a new role.

Ideas 7/2/2023

When Scope Creep and Difficult Clients Turn Spooky, This May Help

Being a freelancer or consultant isn’t for the faint of heart. Here’s how to respect your boundaries and improve your client projects.

Ideas 7/2/2023

The Simple Way to Design a Standout UX Research Survey

Surveys are one of the most reliable tools in a researcher’s toolbox. Here’s how to design one to help validate your qualitative insights.

Ideas 6/28/2023

How to Scale Your UXR Team for Maximum Impact

Scaling up comes with a unique set of challenges. This article breaks down plenty of tactical tips to get started.

Ideas 6/26/2023

Speed Up the UXR Process by Overcoming Common Hurdles

Stakeholders always want results yesterday. So how do you speed up your research, without sacrificing any quality? We have some ideas.

Ideas 6/26/2023

Jobs to be Done 101: Your Interviewing Style Primer

Implementing a Jobs to be Done approach helps get to the heart of who your users are—and who they want to become.

Ideas 6/20/2023

Sneak a Peek Behind the Scenes with Contextual Inquiry

Observing research participants in their natural habitat is a powerful method. Here’s how to conduct contextual inquiry with a critical eye.

Ideas 6/20/2023

Shape Your Path with a UXR Career Framework

Whether you’re a freelancer, individual contributor, or manager, a career framework is beneficial for everyone.

Ideas 6/19/2023

Need to Speed up Synthesis? Enter the Team Debrief [+Template]

No more overwhelming and painstaking synthesis sessions. This team debriefing model helps involve everyone for better results—and in less time.


Approach Competitive Analysis Like a User Researcher (with Template)

Marketing, sales, and product teams all have unique approaches to competitive analysis. UXR has a special viewpoint to share.

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