Professional development

How to get into UX research - By Anna Efimenko

How to get into UX research – 5 tips for landing your first job

Trying to start a career in UX research? Check out these practical tips to help you successfully get into UX research and be hired.

“You can’t say you can’t play”* UXinsight’s journey toward creating an Inclusive Research event, part 1

How do we plan, create and organize an Inclusive Research event? Join our journey and feel free to share your story! Let’s play.

7 ‘Oldie Goldie’ UX resources that still help me in my career today

7 Oldie goldies: resources that helped me in UXR and facilitation

Check out these practical UX / HCD resources that Maaike Mintjes collected over the years. These are the ones that stayed with her.

Journey First, Destination Second – Satisfying the UX Researcher’s Hunger for Change

How can we UX researchers work towards a higher purpose with sustained dedicated practice and a growth-mindset and persevering despite setbacks?

UXinsight Festival team Fails – Seven Stories of when we got it wrong! – part II

As you may know, the theme for our 2021 festival is “learning through failing”. While we’re confident we’re going to be able to deliver

UXinsight Festival team Fails – Seven Stories of when we got it wrong! – part I

As you may know, the theme for our 2021 festival is “learning through failing”. While we’re confident we’re going to be able to deliver

UXinsight Festival 2020

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.

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.

Listen and learn! Valuable UXR podcasts and related recordings

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.

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 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.