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Remote research helps you get the valuable insights you need to create better customer experiences – especially if you’ve got a tight budget, time constraints, or need to effectively bridge distances.
A look into WeWork’s in-house research repository and how you can get started building a similar repository within Dovetail.
Matter is a professional feedback platform based out of San Francisco. We spoke with them to learn about how they approach research and design.
Microsoft's Principal User Research Manager of the The Human Insight System, Matt Duignan talks about his experience in the space of atomized insights or insight repositories in a Q&A session.
At Rosenfeld Media’s Advancing Research conference, Dovetail’s UX Designer Lucy Denton presented a talk on collaborative analysis and how to involve stakeholders in your research.
A look at the problems facing research organizations and how they’re turning to research repositories to help.
Co-chair of the ResearchOps community, Brigette Metzler chats about research in the time of COVID-19: How libraries can help.
Like cleaning your own house before the hired cleaner comes, getting your design research project organized will save embarrassment and help you see and action the real work beyond the surface. Here are some tips and examples shared by people in the UX community.
A lightly edited transcript of a talk Dovetail’s CEO presented, covering what a research repository is, what problems they are trying to solve, and some principles to guide decision-making for people who are planning to set one up for their own organization.
When should data analysis happen in a research process? Surely it’s after we’ve collected the data, isn’t it? This is true, but not necessarily in the way we usually think it is. There are some good reasons why launching into analysis concurrently with our collection of data gives our teams and our organizations the best advantage for balancing both depth and flexibility.
Rosenfeld Media is presenting Advancing Research, a conference for people who do research, taking place in New York at the end of March 2020. The conference is specifically designed to meet the needs and demands of the new generation of researchers.
How research professionals navigate raw qualitative data and use the power of synthesis to identify truly valuable insights that motivate action.
What does the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation mean for design researchers? Our handy guide explains the key principles and gives you step-by-step advice for everything you need to consider.
We’ve surveyed our community for books to read when you are entering the wonderful world of user research. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Why organizations are operationalizing research with Research Ops, and what it means for researchers and the rest of the organization.
Validating your idea and finding product-market fit are often the hardest parts of the startup journey. Thankfully there are plenty of tools to help you brainstorm, test your ideas, talk to customers, and learn what they want.
Research approaches are often described as being “generative” or “evaluative” – but what are they, and how do they differ?
This article explains Net Promoter Score (NPS) in simple terms, and how UX practitioners can use NPS to drive positive changes for customers.
Founded over 180 years ago, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning company with deep roots in the education and literary spaces.
Pascal Wicht is the founder of Whispers & Giants, a Swiss design studio evolving at the intersection of ethnography, futures and strategy.
The second chapter in our new interview series where we talk with our customers to learn how they approach research and design within their organization.
Mary walks us through how user research is growing at this Canadian startup and shares her strategy for deciding on career opportunities.
Working on a new product? I have one word of advice: talk to your users. Building a new product from scratch is hard, but early adopters are often super willing to give you feedback.
We’re kicking off a new interview series with some of our users to learn more about how research and design works at organizations around the world.
In this article we’ll cover some simple techniques to get more stakeholders and team members participating in user research.
Learn how sentiment analysis works in basic terms and discover a few practical examples of when sentiment analysis is useful or not in this practical guide for beginners.
It’s important to understand the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, especially if you’re new to the field. This article covers the key differences in simple terms.
This article lists a range of qualitative research methods. Each method is linked to an article with more information if you’d like to learn more about a particular qualitative research method.
This guide contains a basic overview of how to analyze unstructured qualitative data along with a few suggestions on how to get better insights from open-ended survey questions.
Finding, incentivizing, and managing research participants is one of the most involved aspects of qualitative research, and is often under-estimated. This guide gives you some pointers to make recruitment a breeze!.
A diary study is a qualitative research method used to learn about people’s behaviors, thoughts, and feelings over a period of time.
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