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Ideas 5/5/2022

The Importance of Expanding the Meaning (and Purpose) of Participant Consent

Why we need to recontextualize consent from a box-checking, transactional step to a way of building trust, establishing rapport, and expanding our research mission.

dscout 5/3/2022

Going Remote to Improve the In-Person Experience

Lead Research Advisor Jessica Shuma sees brands taking their remote research skills to improve and innovate their in-person and physical experiences.

dscout 3/15/2022

dscout Raises $70M To Accelerate Growth, Empower Organizations to Deliver Human Insight at Enterprise Scale

Experience research technology platform doubles growth while partnering with world’s most innovative companies to develop industry-leading products

dscout 2/23/2022

Research For the User, Created With the User

Research Specialist Bryn Pernot explores the value of participatory research in experience design and what UXRs can learn from museum professionals.

dscout 2/23/2022

Defining the "Value" of Being a Research Participant

Research participants (scouts) share the top five non-monetary motivations they have for participating in user research, and how you can move from transactional to relational in your dscout designs.

dscout 1/31/2022

Insights Arts & Crafts: 7 Ways to Co-Create, Ideate, and Engage Your Research Participants

Use these go-to strategies to encourage your participants to explore their creative side and sketch their thoughts.

dscout 1/31/2022

Partner to the "Why?" Questions

dscout Research Lead Anna Bunda shares her experience moving from agency to in-house and the approaches she takes when partnering with new insights-gathering roles.

dscout 1/30/2022

Set the Table for These Multi-Course Concept Tests

Combine dscout tools for a smooth broad-then-deep evaluative research design.

dscout 12/20/2021

Collaborative, Impactful, Inclusive: dscout Product Updates in 2021

Recapping the most need-to-know product updates and feature releases from the year.

dscout 11/30/2021

Bake Express into your Product Roadmap

Use quick-turn, mixed-data feedback to jumpstart (and align) your product development process.

dscout 11/30/2021

From Research Consultant to CXR

Maggie Schurr (Lead Research Advisor at dscout) highlights unique challenges consultants face and advice for more human-centered research.

dscout 10/26/2021

Bringing Quant to a Qual Party

Research Lead Rosalind Koff shares her strategies for mixing methods and a template to keep your projects on track.

dscout 10/7/2021

Using Private Research Panels for Ongoing, Rapid Customer Feedback

CXR Research Advisor Lauren Duquette highlights the advantages of using private research panels and how to build one on dscout.

dscout 9/28/2021

The Opportunity and Evolution of Digital User Research

CXR Lead Tim Rairdon highlights the unique insight opportunities of mediated research and walks through his preferred jobs-to-be-done template.

dscout 9/28/2021

Choose the Right Tool for the Job: Advice from Scouts

Understanding which projects your participants enjoy most not only enables better insights but creates a better experience for everyone.

dscout 9/17/2021

dscout Cheat Sheet: Feature Faves from our CXR Team

Our customer experience team highlights their favorite “unsung heroes” in the dscout platform.

dscout 8/18/2021

Camera...Action! 7 Impactful Ways to Leverage dscout's Video Question

Video prompts are more than just open-end question replacements. Here’s how to leverage video to unearth insights you’d miss via any other modality. 

dscout 8/16/2021

Elevate your Shopping Studies with Lindsey Kite

UX Research Advisor, Lindsey Kite, walks us through her go-to sample design and shares a few tips on getting started with dscout.

dscout 5/20/2021

Iterative Study Designs: Why (and How) to Follow Up on Qual Research

Iterative studies are an incredible tool expanding on your insights. Dive into a handful of use cases and pull inspiration from our study on remote learning.

dscout 5/6/2021

Insights Three Ways: Express Mission Designs For A Range of Outputs

We wanted to know about young adults’ pandemic experience. We designed three, quick-turn Express missions—each of which produced vastly different (but widely valuable) types data. 

dscout 3/30/2020

Qual Research at the Speed and Scale Innovation Demands (New dscout Releases)

Now, more than ever, qual research needs to be accessible, flexible, and fast. Here are two new platform features that should expand your research capacity.

dscout 12/19/2019

What We Heard From Our Users (and What We Did About it) In 2019

We learned a lot, listened a lot, built a lot, and fixed a lot in 2019. Here’s an overview of what we heard from you, and how we improved. 

dscout 5/6/2019

Even Further In-Context: Better Recruiting and Collaboration Through dscout

What’s new to the dscout platform for remote qual—source qualified participants easier, share across your team and create video playlists in the platform

dscout 1/5/2019

Introducing: Omnichannel Research on dscout (Includes Study Design Templates for Your Next Project)

Learn more about our new omnichannel research capabilities, steal a sample study design, or get access to a sample project to explore the feature set for yourself.

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