Episode 33 highlights with Kate Towsey:
Kate’s background and how she got into user research and ResearchOps
What it was like to “research the researchers”
The global ResearchOps community and how it all began
Research repositories and libraries
Leading research operations at Atlassian
How and why the ResearchOps community grew to what it is now
Kate’s definition for #WhatisResearchOps?
read more… “Aurelius Podcast: Episode 33 with Kate Towsey on ResearchOps, User Research Repositories and Strategic Impact”
Create Company Wide Empathy with a User Research Repository
Creating insights to share and act on is the most important work you do as a UX or user research professional.
Your research must create a sense of empathy for the people you’re designing for with your team and company. This means your insights and findings must be clear, findable and actionable.
With rapidly changing expectations and methods for communication and sharing knowledge, it’s critical to start building a sustainable research practice right away that builds institutional knowledge of your customers.
Doing so generates better intuition and decision making, as well as wide spread empathy at your organization.
Investing in a user research repository to organize, search and share everything you learn from customer research early helps you accomplish these things and build true customer empathy in your organization.
read more… “Organize and Share Your User Research with a Central Repository”
Gregg Bernstein On User Research – Aurelius Podcast Episode 32 Highlights:
How Gregg and his team are doing user research at Vox Media
Doing user research for broad audiences and industries
Using smaller research projects to lead to larger more strategic research
How to most effectively share your user research findings with stakeholders and your team
Thoughts on UX research repositories and libraries
Tools and tips for setting up your ResearchOps and process for taking in, conducting and sharing user research at your company
Making user research more strategic to influence company focus and direction
Avoiding the pitfalls of overthinking in the user research process
read more… “Aurelius Podcast: Episode 32 with Gregg Bernstein on User Research and Strategic Impact”
Episode 31 highlights with Hana Nagel:
How the President of the United States did “user research” and what you can learn from that in your work as a UX designer, researcher and product maker
Doing user research…about user research, so that you can see much more success with your organization adopting a more user centered mindset
Focusing on the outcomes of research to create a greater impact with user research at your company
Learning the behavior of your teams and company in order to sell user research internally
How to empower other teams to do user research themselves in order to scale user research at your company
How to turn user research and findings into action and recommendations
Giving your team and company confidence in doing the right things
read more… “Aurelius Podcast: Episode 31 with Hana Nagel on Building Confidence Through User Research in Your Organization”
Episode 30 highlights with Dave Malouf:
What is ResearchOps and DesignOps?
Challenges of operationalizing research and design in growing organizations and how to overcome them
Dave’s tips and insights in how to grow design and research in your company more efficiently
Who owns “ResearchOps” and what does that person(s) do?
How to determine when you should be thinking about DesignOps and ResearchOps
read more… “Aurelius Podcast: Episode 30 with Dave Malouf on DesignOps and ResearchOps”
Episode 21 Highlights:
Lou’s background, the beginning of the internet and how UX/IA all started
The stories behind Lou meeting Tim Berners Lee and Larry Page
How Lou started Rosenfeld Media, the UX book publishing company
The story of the blind men and the elephant and how it applies to building a great user experience
DesignOps, ResearchOps and how Lou began major conferences around those topics
Lou’s advice for those of us working in large organizations doing UX design
read more… “Aurelius Podcast: Episode 21 with Lou Rosenfeld on DesignOps, ResearchOps and UX”