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Ideas 11/17/2022

Enliven Your Research Sessions with Participatory Design

Participatory design transforms passive questions and answers into an interactive, productive session. Here are some ways to facilitate it.

Ideas 11/17/2022

Are Your Research Insights Distorted? How to Make Them Crystal Clear

Sometimes the next steps for your insights aren’t as clear as you thought. Here’s how to make sure your findings are actionable.

Field Reports 11/9/2022

How TurboTax Used dscout to Complete Foundational Research on a Tight Timeline

TurboTax needed to study people who weren’t using their product during tax season. Here’s how they accomplished it on a short timeline.

Ideas 11/9/2022

Unsure If Your Data is Statistically Significant? Check Out These Methods

It’s not always clear whether the data you’ve gathered is statistically significant. These methods will help you navigate that question.

Ideas 11/8/2022

Improve Your Competitive Analysis with Strategic User Research Techniques

Competitive analysis benefits many stakeholders. Here’s how to manage a competitive analysis end-to-end—with better results.


Build a User Research Process That Respects Your Time and Boundaries

There are unlimited ways to execute your research—but how can you create a process that has less pitfalls along the way?

Ideas 10/27/2022

Study: How Researchers Can Increase Design Accessibility, with Lenovo

Creating accessible spaces and experiences requires intentionality. See how Lenovo and dscout’s research with people in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community shed light on accessibility UX best practices.

Ideas 10/27/2022

How to Hire First-Time UX Researchers at Your Startup

Don’t overlook talent in a different field. Here’s how to screen for applicable skills for a candidate breaking into the industry.

Ideas 10/26/2022

How to Write a User Research Plan That Sets Your Project Up for Success

Some logistical headaches are inevitable. Many can be relieved with a well-structured, well-written, research plan. Here’s a go-to reference for crafting one effectively.

dscout 10/21/2022

Stop. Collaborate In-tegration: dscout Product Highlights

Explore key updates from 2022 and see what’s on deck for 2023.

Ideas 10/6/2022

When Ethical Problems Arise in Tech, Design is an Important Safeguard

Product designs have a huge impact on how consumers interact with an app and with each other. Here’s how to go about it ethically.

Ideas 10/4/2022

Gen Z in the Classroom: A Guide to Applying Experiential Learning to Design and UX

Business educator Stacy Neier Beran shares the unique attitudes of Gen Z, and how to apply design and research through the power of experiential learning.

Ideas 10/3/2022

Stuck in a Research Rut? Infuse These Creative Solutions Into Your Routine

It’s easy to get a little too comfortable with your tried-and-true methods. Here’s how to mix things up and keep them fresh.

Field Reports 9/28/2022

Flexible Research for More Flexible Insights

How Hinge Health’s UXR team uses a mixed-methods practice to both engage stakeholders and adapt to an evolving—and ever critical—healthcare space.

Ideas 9/27/2022

Weave Storytelling into your UX Presentations

Storytelling is a persuasive tool. Leveraging it in the right way can compel your team to take meaningful action.

Ideas 9/22/2022

Diversify and Scale Your Team by Making UX Design More Accessible

Visual design has a high barrier of entry that increases costs and inhibits diversity—but there’s a fresh way to approach this problem.

Ideas 9/21/2022

How One UX Research Team Helped Develop England's COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Conducting UX research on a tight turnaround is challenge enough—doing so for populations at high risk of COVID-19 is another level.

Field Reports 9/21/2022

How JPMorgan Chase is Formalizing DEI Best Practices in Their Research

See how a consumer-focused UX team leveraged remote qualitative research tools to scale their inclusive experience practices.

Podcast 9/15/2022

Podcast Ep. 8: Emerging UX Trends (w/ Ben from People Nerds)

Listen in on a special one-on-one with People Nerds’ Ben Wiedmaier, sharing his unique perspective in the industry.

Conversations 9/14/2022

When "Admin" Work Has Really Been Operations All Along

ReOps expert Holly Cole sees how the term ‘operations’ changes the game. But those long doing it under a different name deserve the same compensation.

dscout 9/13/2022

Strategies for More Impactful Internal Research

Insights captured from one’s colleagues and collaborators are critical, but require extra care. Consult these considerations for a better experience.

Ideas 9/7/2022

What is the Best Way to Measure and Analyze Your Data? A Quick and Easy Guide

Understanding the range of analysis options for certain types of data can unlock your research’s potential—and you don’t even need a data science degree, either.

Podcast 8/31/2022

Podcast Episode 7: The Power of Sociolinguistic Bias (w/ Dr. Nicole Holliday)

Sociolinguistics studies how language allows people to navigate the social world. That may have a big impact on your research.

Ideas 8/31/2022

When Usability Testing Has Done Its Job, Consider Visual Testing Next

Usability testing has its time and place—but sometimes it can’t compare with effective visual testing.

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