Conducting User Research Bootcamp

User Research

About This Workshop

Explore the vital role of user research!

Despite what many might think, getting to the heart of user experiences isn’t easy. It’s a cerebral adventure that requires preparation, innovative methods, artful interviewing skills, sharp analysis, and empathy. This bootcamp will teach you how create an effective research plan, manage the logistics, recruit the right participants, craft research questions that unearth meaningful insights, and more. After this class, students will be able to immediately apply their skills to a variety of research projects and leverage research tools and templates now and over time.

This workshop uses a combination of engaging lecture and interactive in-class exercises.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to choose the right methods and when to combine methods
  • Understand the pros and cons of in-person, remote moderated, and unmoderated research
  • Access tools to plan for and organize the logistics of a study
  • Gain tips and tricks on where and how to find the right participants
  • Learn how to author and arrange a discussion guide to maximize results
  • Learn how to craft, pose and sequence questions that unearth meaningful insights
  • Understand different interview roles
  • Learn how and when to use debrief sheets and why they are important
  • Become versed in how to build participant pools for ongoing research

Preparation

A laptop is recommended.

About the Instructor

Terrance Kirkwood Photo

Senior User Experience Researcher,
Microsoft

Terrance Kirkwood is the Senior User Experience Researcher for Microsoft’s Mobile Device Management Team. In addition to his 12 years of UX work at Microsoft, he provides UX consulting to technology startups and mentoring for college and high school students. Terrance holds a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University in Chicago.

Refund Policy
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this time frame.

General Assembly

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

What began as a co-working space in 2011 has since grown into a global learning experience with campuses in 15 cities and over 25,000 graduates worldwide.

As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap.

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Class Fee: $200

  Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
  Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
  Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019
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Class Type: In Person
Age: Adults
Location
General Assembly
Seattle Tower Third Floor, 1218 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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