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Ideas 11/16/2020

Try These Tactics When Working With Unengaged Research Participants

Avoid dreaded silences and one-word answers. Here are 14 tactics for turning an unengaged participant into one who leaves a positive impact.

Ideas 11/16/2020

How (and Why) You Should Run an Ideation Workshop

Need an exciting way to engage your team and generate innovative product ideas? Run an ideation workshop.

Ideas 11/16/2020

Getting Started with Grounded Theory: A Quick Primer

Here's a handy overview of a key qualitative research analysis methodology (and some next steps for those hoping to dive deeper).

Ideas 11/5/2020

How to Build Infographics for Compelling Research Reports (with Template)

Infographics are easy and fun ways to engage your stakeholders. Here are 6 steps to creating ones that they'll love.

Ideas 11/5/2020

Building a More Inclusive & Equitable Research Practice with Zeus Jones

"...it's not sufficient to just ensure that there are diverse voices in your sample. Sometimes you have to go deeper and only talk to diverse voices to really understand."

Field Reports 10/29/2020

How Pluie Conducted Rapid Research and Validated Their Product During COVID

When the pandemic hit, Pluie they knew it was an opportunity to help their users more than ever. That's why they turned to dscout.

Conversations 10/29/2020

Defense Against the Harmful Patterns

It's one of the most pernicious design choices out there—and Vidhika Bansal wants to fight it.

Ideas 10/22/2020

Advice from 6 Research Leaders on Hiring and Evaluating UX Candidates

We asked directors of user research how they measure team fit, skill mastery, emotional intelligence, and growth potential among new hires.

Ideas 10/22/2020

How to Process User Research Requests (With a Free Project Intake Form Template)

Creating a system for prioritizing user research requests can afford you a lot of strategic clarity. Here's a process to help.

Field Reports 10/15/2020

How Credit Karma Created Insight-Rich Journey Maps During Quarantine

When the global pandemic hit, Credit Karma relied on remote research, experimentation, and distributed analysis to build an insightful and impactful journey map.

Conversations 10/15/2020

How to Design for the Margins

Designers need to be mindful that they're designing with their users and not just for them. Dr. Christina Harrington believes community-based participatory design can get us there.

Ideas 10/1/2020

A Start-to-Finish Guide to User Research Project Management

Here's a deep dive on managing an effective research project—from the moment a research idea lands on your desk, to your critical post-study discussion on "next steps."

Ideas 9/29/2020

Turning to Anecdotes as Allies

[OPINION] Anecdotes can empower research teams and add impact to the learnings they generate—as long as we harness them responsibly.

Conversations 9/24/2020

How We (Re)Define “Having It All”

What it means to "have it all" has changed. Etienne Fang, Principal Researcher at Amazon, wants to explore how people around the world redefine it. 

Ideas 9/23/2020

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.

Ideas 9/17/2020

Asking Six Million Users and Grading on a Curve

[OPINION]: Research must scale. That requires new methods and tools, an exponential increase of input data, and a greater responsibility to use that data well.

Ideas 9/17/2020

5 Key Tactics for Productive Remote Research Collaboration

The transition to work from home creates challenges—as well as opportunities. Here are five ways to help your team keep up the work remotely.

Ideas 9/10/2020

Upskill with People Nerds: A Resource for Any Research Roadblock

Whatever you're struggling with in your research practice—be it interpersonal, organizational, logistical, or methodological—we have a guide, workshop, or template for you.

Ideas 9/9/2020

Your Research Project Roadmap: Essential Steps for Ensuring for a Thorough Study

Your projects are like journeys. And like any good journey, planning is essential.

Ideas 9/8/2020

5 Tips to Increase the Impact of Your UX Surveys from Lauren Isaacson

UXRs are responding to a rapidly changing experience world, and with it comes mixing methodologies to explain the most of the picture. Go from stale to stellar with these tips.

Ideas 9/2/2020

3 Focus Group Alternatives To Garner Rich, Qual Insights

Are focus groups really the gold standard to gather qual insights? Here are three alternatives for your next project.

Ideas 9/2/2020

12 Research Deliverables and When to Choose Them

The right research deliverables let your team act on research insights. Here's how to get the most out of them.

Conversations 8/27/2020

How to Redesign for Justice

If systems of injustice and inequality can be designed, that means they can be redesigned too. Antionette Carroll, founder of the Creative Reaction Lab, teaches us about redesigning for real, community-led change.

Ideas 8/27/2020

Prove the Value of Your UX Research Insights with a Benchmarking Study

Benchmarking studies let you know how (and if) your insights are improving user experience. Here's how to conduct one. 

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