User research focuses on understanding user behaviors, needs, and motivations through observation techniques, task analysis, and other feedback methodologies. This field of research aims at improving the usability of products by incorporating experimental and observational research methods to guide the design, development, and refinement of a product. User researchers often work alongside designers, engineers, and programmers in all stages of product creation and idealization.
In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into user research: How to, as a designer or researcher, connect with users and understand their needs. This session will be sections of engaged, hands-on learning that will deepen and strengthen moderating skills so that the most meaningful data can be brought forth. This workshop is intended for those starting out in UX as well as seasoned and experienced researchers as it integrates techniques in the psychology of connection with classic methods of data collection,moderation tips, and tricks.
The user research moderation workshop aims to give participants, engaged opportunities to learn and practice. We will cover the whole process of conducting research sessions, from writing a script, to lab set-up, to moderation! Through practical exercises, you will learn connection skills that make research