Getting into User Experience Research: 3 Senior Practitioners Share Their Stories

One thing I love about the field of User Experience is that it’s full of passionate, curious and talented people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds. In addition to the more traditional UX disciplines of human-computer interaction (HCI), human factors, information architecture (IA), psychology, web design and user-centered design (UCD), the social sciences, arts, … Continue reading Getting into User Experience Research: 3 Senior Practitioners Share Their Stories

Design Research / User Experience Research Job Interview Questions (Revised & Updated)

photo: thedailyenglishshow.com Back in July 2013, I posted an extensive list of design/user experience research job interview questions I had been asked during interviews for junior-level design/UX research positions. My original intent was to share these questions with people who were starting job searches in design/UX research and who may not be as familiar with … Continue reading Design Research / User Experience Research Job Interview Questions (Revised & Updated)

It takes two: How researchers and clients can help facilitate successful ethnographic fieldwork

Image courtesy State Library and Archives of Florida Ethnographic research is an increasingly popular approach for understanding consumers and users of products and services. Corporate research managers, product designers, marketing departments, executives and other business decision-makers (also known as research clients) are becoming more intrigued with the benefits of ethnography as a tool for discovering … Continue reading It takes two: How researchers and clients can help facilitate successful ethnographic fieldwork

Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings

Here is a quick list of all of the business anthropology and consumer research-related sessions taking place at the upcoming Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Denver, CO this March. Not surprisingly, there aren't that many. For a complete list of all sessions, workshops and events, please visit the SfAA's website or see the current … Continue reading Business and design anthropology sessions at the 2013 Society for Applied Anthropology meetings