Describing the research process, and creating a culture of continual improvement, can help teams produce high quality research. In this article we’ll look at how to do this, and how defining and iterating the research process can help research teams mature faster.
I recommended some design and research books for the PM Library, for people looking to grow research and user centred design in their own companies.
All the templates needed to run user research studies, from kick-off to debrief. Including:
– The Research Project Tracker
– A Research Study Checklist
– Kick Off Meeting Template
– Study Plan and Discussion Guide Template
– Consent Form
– Visitor Information
– Observer Information
– Note Taking Template
– User Research Report Template
I spoke at the Games User Research Summer Camp about how using mind maps can speed up user research, including:
– Taking notes during user research sessions
– Analysing research data to find the issues within it
– Debriefing findings to designers, developers and game makers.
Here’s how to do it.
In my recent article for Smashing Magazine, I wrote about how the right research method changes throughout the design and development process, and how user researchers need to be confident with a wide range of methods.