People Nerds Category: Ideas
Define Project Goals and Outcomes First to Save Yourself a Headache
There’s nothing worse than conducting months of research only to find out you had the wrong focus. Here’s how to get it right from the start.
Insights Activation Roundup: How to Make an Impact with Your Findings
Delivering insights brings you to a pivotal, make-or-break moment—will your research have real influence? We help you stack the odds in your favor.
Day in the Life Studies: A Unique Method for Gathering User Context
Use this immersive study to dictate a direction for future projects and get a better understanding of who your user is.
Before Diving into Democratization, Think Like a User Researcher
Going from 0-100 in UXR isn’t so simple. Consider how to help colleagues understand the purpose and approaches towards research to start.
Make Your Insights Pop with Usability Bingo
The best way to share insights is to engage your audience. Usability bingo is just what the doctor ordered.
How (and Why) to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation
Heuristic evaluations give you insight into the overall experience of your product, and where it falls short. Here’s how you can get started conducting one today.
How to Present Research Insights to Executives with Ease
Don’t let the prospect of presenting to executives scare you off. These tips help you come confident and prepared.
User Research x Account Management: Tips for Successful Cross Collaboration
Account management and service teams have a wealth of knowledge on the user. Working closely with them can help unlock goals, needs, and pain points.
When It Comes to Research Ops, Sometimes You Have To Get Scrappy
After switching from academia to business, Janelle Ward learned just how important research ops were—and how to advocate for them.
How to Ace the Dreaded Whiteboard Challenge
Don’t come to your next job interview and get flustered. This easy guide will help you feel prepared.
What We Can Learn Today from 20 Years of the CUE Studies
The CUE studies focused on researching user experience research itself. How meta!
How I Found the Right Pricing Model for My UX Business
When you’re striking out on your own, determining your service’s monetary value is intimidating. Here are some tips to make it easier.
Usability Testing Roundup: All the Resources You'll Ever Need…Probably
Usability testing is often a crucial tool in any UXR’s toolbox. Learn how to approach and improve upon this linchpin skill.
How to Run a Dazzling (and Effective) Ideation Workshop
Need an exciting way to engage your team and generate innovative product ideas? Run an ideation workshop.
Ward Off Democratization Scaries with 4 Helpful Steps
Sometimes democratization is the only option with teams strapped for resources and time. Learn how to make it better for everyone.
How to Optimize Your User Research Resume
Looking to make the next big career move? Start by dusting off your resume and optimizing it for success.
Have Research Insights Collecting Dust? Here's How to Activate Them
Sharing research insights doesn’t mark the end of your UX journey. See how to activate those insights and make a real impact.
Stir Up Innovation and Fun with a Customer Day
Running a customer day is a fantastic way to drum up new ideas and build meaningful relationships. Here’s how to get started.
When Should You Skip Doing User Research?
Passing up on doing research doesn’t always feel intuitive—but sometimes it’s a better choice for the long-term.
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.
How Might We Statements: A Powerful Way to Turn Insights into Opportunities
How Might We statements translate your insights into actionable design solutions. Here’s how to use them.
Inspire a Spark of Creativity with a UX Research Hackathon [+Template]
Encourage your teammates or clients to get out of a rut with this fun and easy Hackathon guide and template.
How I Planted the Seeds for a Successful User Research Business
When the traditional employment path didn’t work for Nikki Anderson-Stanier, she found a different way forward instead.
How to Conduct a Diary Study: A Start-to-Finish Guide
If you want see your participants up close and in-context—diary studies should be a part of your methodological toolkit. Here’s how to run one with fewer hiccups and more impact.
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