Reflections on UXinsight Festival 2020
More than 400 researchers from around 30 countries took part in UXinsight festival, which hosted 19 talks and 22 interactive sessions. Beant Kaur Dhillon shares her experience.
In-demand skills for UX Researchers
Zsombor Varnagy-Toth analysed 23 UX Researcher job-postings from the biggest tech and UX thought-leader companies. What skills and experiences are required?
Progressing as a user researcher
Nikki identifies six skills that UX researchers need to grow. There are the typical areas of empathy, patience, and context-switching, but also the ability to delegate, or visualising impact. What else do we need to become an exceptional researcher?
What I will be reading this summer – besides the 7 parts of the Seven Sisters ;-)
What are the UXR books on your reading list? I have a shortlist of 4 books I hope to read this summer.
How to make your UX lab Corona-proof
Now that the measures in most countries are being relaxed, it is time to reopen your UX lab and meet your target audience in person again. But how do you facilitate safe research for everyone?
Guiding your team strategy with User Research Principles
How to get to the next level with your UX research team, if your team is scattered around different offices and operate in different time zones? Emma Boulton shares how she addressed this challenge at Babylon Health.
UXR Salary report 2020
The UXR Collective organisation collected salary information from UX researchers, mostly from the US and Canada, but also the UK, EU and other countries around the world.
6 Podcasts & Youtube channels valuable to UX researchers
Combining the input of the UXR community and our own experience, we created an overview of UXR podcasts and other recordings we highly recommend.
The future of UX research is automated, and that’s a problem
Observing your users live is like watching a live football game. Imagine you’re in the crowd at Wembley … You don’t just watch the game: you’re part of the game.
Motivations, desires and needs – is it possible to observe them online?
Is it possible to obtain enough useful insights with remote research? How can you be sure you’re not missing out on depth and nuance? What are the pros and cons of online generative research?
Training an army of (non)researchers
Do you want to scale your research capacity? Eduardo shares how to train your co-workers in doing research.
As a UX researcher, I sometimes feel unsure of myself –and I thoroughly recommend it!
As a researcher, you’re trained to ask questions: What’s the world really like? What’s going on under the surface?
We can’t all be researchers
You can ask everyone to do some programming but that doesn’t make everyone a programmer. The same applies to research.
A practical tool for prioritising research questions – and ensuring that they don’t all end up in a usability test
As a UX researcher, you often have to answer questions like: ‘how much are participants willing to pay for our product?’ Or, ‘can you ask them to tell us more about what they want from us?’
How to hire for ResearchOps: skills, experience and potential
Kate Towsey gives practical tips if you are hiring a ResearchOps specialist.