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Positive Deviance: Rachael Dietkus on the Abundance of Empathy and Curiosity

View the original post Social Workers Who Design Founder and Principal, Rachael Dietkus, takes us through her journey of blending social work with design and the untapped collaboration potential between the two sectors.

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International and Cross-Cultural Experience Research: Advice from Five Experts

View the original post We asked a handful of experts to share their experience conducting international research and any advice they have for others when navigating this space in-person or remotely.

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Equitable Access As Experience Strategy

View the original post How OJO Labs’ Larcombe Teichgraeber used dscout to inject empathy Into the home-buying process and support an equitable experience design.

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The Meta-Discursive UX Practice

View the original post Taylor Klassman on the reflexivity of researching researchers and the trends she’s seeing across an in-demand and maturing field.

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When Your Product Is Your People

View the original post Lisa Madokoro and Taylor Kim of Shopify’s Talent Insights & Research team on building meaningful human experiences when the “users” are your colleagues.

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Overcome Any Research Rut: 6 Tactics for When You're “Stuck” During a Study

View the original post Research ruts, or “creative blocks” happen to the best of us. See how a handful of seasoned researchers have learned to not only tackle, but create systems for avoiding creative lulls.

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Prototyping for Pluralism: Design as a Means for Social Change

View the original post Project Pluralist founder Hina Shahid takes us through her career and explains why now is best the time for designers to make a social impact.

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The Practical, No Nonsense Guide to Starting a Career in User Research

View the original post There is no “right” path for becoming a user researcher. We walk through tips for accumulating the skills you need to get started in UX with a flexible budget and schedule.

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Contribute Meaningfully: The Power of a Research Strategy

View the original post Chris Geison walks us through the distinctions between “strategic research” and “research strategy” to unpack how the latter is the key to improving team bandwidth and securing a seat at the table.

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How to Conduct Research on Sensitive Topics (8 Experts Weigh In)

View the original post UX researchers exploring sensitive spaces share their best practices for creating a respectful study. Here’s how they ask tough questions and prepare for impactful answers.