The Lean Startup approach is gaining popularity in organisations of all sizes, which means teams must adapt their processes. More and more, UX professionals are being asked to take on Lean experiments – which are fantastic – but differ slightly from traditional UX research. This guide will help you get the most out of your experimentation cycles and understand whether you should pivot or persevere with your MVP.
About Amanda Stockwell
Amanda Stockwell is President of Stockwell Strategy, a UX research practice focused on lean research methods and integrating user knowledge with business goals to create holistic product strategies for businesses large and small. She has focused most of the last decade focused on finding innovative ways to understand end users and embed that knowledge into overall process. She's lead teams that provide research, design, and UX strategy services and frequently writes and speaks about her experience. She has a human factors background and an engineering degree from Tufts University.
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Ah, the holidays. A time to reflect, connect with friends and family, and agonise over the awkwardness of exchanging gifts with colleagues and clients.
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Finding and scheduling research participants is one of the biggest logistical challenges of UX research. Not to mention then getting those participants to fully engage in research activities. But what about the motivations behind why people take part. How does this affect research results? And what can you do about it?
One of the best ways to guarantee quality results from your user experience research is to recruit the right kind of people for your studies. But finding the right participants? That can be a frustrating logistical challenge. Participant screeners are a vital step in UX research design so you can filter through potential recruits and find your target users.
Amanda Stockwell shares her best tips to write screeners so you only recruit users who will provide valuable insights for your product.
Finding users for testing in a short sprint can be a daunting task. But just because you don’t have much time, doesn’t mean you have to skip the research. Amanda Stockwell explains how you can quickly find recruits.
Working as part of an Agile team means you don’t always get the time you’d like to carry out your research. But Amanda Stockwell shows how, with a little flexibility, high-quality UX research in an Agile environment is possible. This is the first in a series of posts that will discuss the impact of Agile software development on UX practices.