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Research Together

Is your team making critical product decisions based on evidence, or something else? It doesn’t matter how much research you do if the people who have acquired the most knowledge write a report and move on. Asking the right questions together leads to better design, faster.

Sound like something you need? Let’s talk.

The content of the workshop was re-invigorating, inspiring, and well-framed. I loved doing the activities to show how in just 15 minutes you can get a lot done.

Past Workshop Participant Fortune 100 Technology Company

Who it’s for

This workshop is for anyone who contributes to design decisions—designers, engineers, marketing people, product owners, content strategists, and others. Research specialists will learn how to increase their effectiveness and boost the influence of their findings. Participating together will give cross-disciplinary teams a shared basis for evidence-based collaboration.

Everyone will walk out with ideas and practices they can use immediately. Learn more about our perspective on evidence-based design.

You'll learn how to

  • Make more confident design decisions based on evidence, not assumptions
  • Improve collaboration across disciplines
  • Decrease risk by asking the right questions
  • Choose methods and activities based on your goals, timeframe, and budget
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data together
  • Master the art of the interview
  • Think as a team to get the best insights from your data
  • Digest, report, and share insights so that none get lost or go to waste
  • Cultivate practical curiosity throughout your company

Who’s teaching?

Erika Hall

Erika Hall is the co-founder and Director of Strategy at Mule. She has advocated for the importance of evidence-based design and strong language since the late 20th century. This represents decades of fisticuffs.

Even though writing is ever so much harder than talking, she was driven to produce Just Enough Research and Conversational Design (coming soon), both from A Book Apart. Erika loves helping people overcome the often invisible organizational barriers to doing good work.

Learn more about Erika Hall.

Larisa Berger

Larisa Berger is a technologist and interface designer with broad expertise. Larisa is an experienced researcher, having worked with the MIT Media lab during her time as an undergraduate and in collaboration with Leaf Labs on their neuroscience data collection hardware.

She was part of the grand prize-winning team at Comedy Hack Day 2015 with their entry WellDeserved, a satirical marketplace addressing unexamined privilege.

Learn more about Larisa Berger.

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