How can UX researchers encourage users to reveal their authentic selves more naturally during interviews? In this talk, Eniola will share strategies to establish trust and overcome bias with users so they can share more holistic stories. Turning honest insights into advocacy in product design will call companies to design for real people, rather than… Continue reading Getting in the Game: Driving Inclusive Innovation
As UX researchers, we all want to have impact through our work, but how do we define research impact, and even more importantly show that our research led to meaningful change? In this talk, Victoria will delve into the topic of UX research impact, sharing a framework for thinking about and tracking different types of… Continue reading Impact & UX Research: What Is It and How Do We Know We’ve Achieved It?
Want to invest in your career but not sure where to start? In this talk, Satsuko will share what’s worked for her and others when switching career paths, help in identifying one’s passion, and tips on how to keep up the momentum to learn. You will leave the session with exercises and frameworks to tap… Continue reading Align Your Career To Your Ikigai
At a time when the UXR industry is becoming an increasingly competitive space, how can researchers better position themselves to stand out in the crowd? In this talk, Sara Awada will share how a less obvious trajectory led her to finding her UXR niche. She will share questions and tools researchers can use to a)… Continue reading Own Your Superstory: Your Uplevel Awaits
How do we take control of our own destiny as front-runners in a yet-emerging profession? We start with a clear look at how our work is situated in the organization, and what it takes to build long-term impact through research. In this talk, Dave will walk through the core skill areas that researchers and research… Continue reading The Research Skills We Need to Succeed
In a world in which decision-makers increasingly want numbers to base or back their decisions, how can user researchers take a larger role in partnership with data-science? In this talk, Jenny and Will discuss aspects of data-science workflow, identify commonalities between the two disciplines and present a taxonomy of the constraints standing in the middle… Continue reading UX in a number-heavy world: Strategies for better quant-and-qual collaborations
Whether it’s Design, Product, or Engineering, establishing and maintaining strong partnerships are critical to a researcher’s work and require strategic skills that are important to strengthen a researcher’s influence and impact. In this talk, Renee will provide examples and resources, to put into practice right away, on how to sharpen your UXR toolkit to have… Continue reading 3 ways to Strengthen Research Influence and Impact