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The CHANGE Canvas: A Plug-and-Play Brag Sheet for Your UX Accomplishments
Use this six-step framework to track and prove the value of your research.
Having Trouble with Stakeholders? Try Treating Them as Users
It’s easy to get frustrated with stakeholders who don’t see or value your vision. But what if you’ve been approaching them in the wrong way all along?
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.
When Should You Use Design Sprints for User Research?
Design sprints help teams complete insightful research in a small amount of time. Just make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.
Triangulate User Research Data for Better Outcomes
Sometimes you don’t have the luxury to work with large sample sizes. Using triangulation in a strategic way can help make up for that.
Leveraging User Research to Decide Between Job Offers
Choosing between job offers can be overwhelming, here’s how you can objectively tackle the decision without letting fear take over.
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.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Unmoderated Generative Research
Everything you need to know to prepare for your next unmoderated study from choosing a research question, to writing the survey parts.
How to Measure User Satisfaction (Without the NPS)
See why the NPS can lead to unclear results and what you should use instead to better understand how pleased (or unhappy) your users are.
Advice for Simultaneously Managing the Team and the Craft
As you progress in your UX career, you’ll likely wear two hats: manager and individual contributor. Clear documentation and communication with your team is critical to finding a good balance between the roles.
7 Pieces of Advice to Consider Before Running Sensitive Research
To ensure your participants feel comfortable while sharing potentially difficult stories, keep these tips in mind.
Why UX Researchers Should Revisit Academic Resources
Explore a few examples of academic materials from the past that can help future UX research.
On Learning Mindsets, Relationships & Ecosystems: A Conversational Essay
Two research leaders invite us into their shared learning process to show how they leverage democratized research to expand the learning surface and nurture a culture of learning.
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