How to make UX research accessible for neurodiverse professionals

Updated March 8, 2024

There have been a lot of discussions in the UX research field about diversity and inclusion. How do we convince organisations to invest in accessibility? How do we change our UX research processes and recruitment practices?

But how inclusive is our field for UX professionals?

Penninah Jones talks about the need to update industry standards for implementing UX research methods to make our field more accessible to neurodivergent professionals. Because disorders like ADHD and Autism are underdiagnosed, accommodations need to be available for all members of a team. Diversity and inclusion can only be achieved if we fundamentally change the way we work to accommodate everyone interested in the UX field.

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Anna Efimenko

Anna Efimenko (she/her)

With a decade of experience in the research field, Anna is passionate about designing experiences informed by data and driven by empathy. For a big part of her career, she supported multi-disciplinary teams at using qualitative and quantitative data to inform product design, strategy, KPIs and organisational structure. She is excited about mixed-methods research and collaborations with other insights disciplines (e.g., analytics, data science, customer service). Anna loves to contribute to UX research community through mentorship and knowledge exchange.

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