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Two ambitious paths

For Learners, I differentiate the thoughtful and strategic path toward getting research on your executive leadership team’s radar from the treacherous path that will lead to confusion, bad vibes, and hurt feelings

Can research ever come to an end?

Optimize for more decisions, not infinite research

On transitioning from design to research

Break the research process into a series of smaller experiences to design for your participants and colleagues

Just enough direct reports

The work of UX research is complex, and oversight of that work is a commitment. As a research manager, you must afford time and space to talk through project plans with your directs, and you must also dedicate time to review the evolving plans and documentation created by everyone on your team. There’s no shortcut: the buck stops with you

Moving from journalism to user research

Though the exact methods differ, the approaches of user researchers and journalists are similar: be curious, do your homework, talk to the right people, analyze what you’ve learned, and present it back

Dealing with disrespectful research participants

Encountering an aggressive or disrespectful participant is no doubt uncomfortable. For the Learners community, I shared tips on both how to avoid that situation and what to do if it happens to you

Grow your impact, then your team

I expanded on a video for the Learners community to explain why hiring is your last resort

Where should research report in an organization?

For the Learners community, I attempted to answer where I think research should report in an organization