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What is a research framework and why do we need one?

Matthew Godfrey explains why and how they adopted the Research Funnel framework introduced by Emma Boulton to structure and prioritise research questions.

Is Fear a Factor? A metric to help you assess your organization’s ability to learn

For what percentage of people in your organization is it safe to say ‘I don’t know’ in front absolutely anyone else about any topic? Erika Hall introduces the continuous learning quotient or CLQ.

Choosing the right approach

Choosing the right approach

How to start a research project? Every project and of course, every research question is different. How do you choose the right approach. Maike Klip has listed her steps in the form of questions she asks herself at the start of every project. Let’s have a look!

Collaborative interview analysis

Collaborative interview analysis

We often ask team members to observe and take notes during an interview. But why not include them in our analysis as well?

Why the double diamond isn’t enough

The Double Diamond model is used in a lot of innovation projects. However, depending on how you interpret the various sections of the double diamond, you could think the output is a tested prototype or maybe an implemented real-world MVP. Two very different things.

User Research for Machine Learning Systems: A Case Study Walkthrough

A practical read for anyone researching the user experience in the AI or machine learning domain.

Life as a young UX Researcher

Life as a young UX Researcher

What problems do young UX researchers encounter during their daily job? How do they handle these problems? Inge and Anne from Online Department did the research.

Obtaining deeper insights from research participants with images Obtaining deeper insights from research participants with images

Obtaining deeper insights from research participants with images

Sometimes, simply asking questions isn’t enough. You need to introduce other tools to help participants better express themselves.

The Horizon of Inquiry – To find time for research, don’t fight the flow—fit into it

Every time you make a product decision you are placing a bet. An organisation should not be scared by this but motivated to look for answers and insights.

Dogfooding: A Powerful Addition to the User Research Toolkit

Dogfooding: A Powerful Addition to the User Research Toolkit

Dogfooding: a practice of using the product or service that you’re working on. Colette Kolenda has found that it can powerfully augment our work as researchers when done in conjunction with rigorous research.

Making user research work in a large corporation

How is UX research organised at KPN, a large Dutch corporate organization? And what are their challenges and learnings?

Tag your user research effectively and discover patterns

Tag your user research effectively and discover patterns

How do you capture valuable insights for all your research? And how do you manage these in order to discover patterns across study findings?

One-pagers in User Research — Notes on the book ‘Interviewing Users’

One-pagers in User Research — Notes on the book ‘Interviewing Users’

It is like having a long (one way) conversation with a fellow user researcher with loads of experience that makes you reflect on your approach.

A Fundamental Mind Shift For Usability Testing

Mature organisations focus on proactive research instead of reactive research. 5 users is enough doesn’t apply here.

N=5 revisited: how introducing variety improves your research

N=5 revisited: how introducing variety improves your research

Has NN been wrong for over two decades with the golden rule N=5 in usability tests?