Help! I don’t know what type of user research to do

Choosing the right research method isn’t always easy, for multiple reasons. For starters, it’s easy to forget about all the methods out there when you’re caught in the hustle and bustle of design life. Likewise, it’s just as easy to slip into the safe habit of relying on one or two “tried and tested” methods that you feel comfortable with. And let’s not forget our cross-functional partners; for many of them, our user research methods are new territory.

So I got to thinking about how I could help UX’ers and non-UX’ers alike select an appropriate user research method, and what that might look like. After many discussions and hours spent, I’m ready to share the beta tool with you. Allow me to present Recommend-a-Method!

Give it a try, I’d love your feedback!

For more details, including the story behind the tool and a guide on how to use it, see Cheryl's full write up on Medium.

Cheryl Paulsen

Cheryl Paulsen

Cheryl is a Product Designer with a passion for human behaviour. She loves finding new ways of applying her psychology background to her design work, so that she can create products people love. Cheryl works with companies that are customer focused and committed to positive social impact.

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