Quick Tips

There are so many interesting techniques, processes, and technologies. This is a collegial event, hosted by Matthew Ellison, where several practitioners from Blink will share some tips that they have found useful.

Everyone is welcome to share their own tips in the event chat. There will be a Q&A for the presenters too.

Angie Meltsner

The Turnaround is a 2017 podcast series that features interviews with prominent interviewers about their careers and their craft in interviewing. While the focus is generally on journalistic interviewing (with guests such as Errol Morris, Louis Theroux, and Terry Gross), listening to their tips, experiences, and thought processes can help us as UX researchers better think about asking questions and telling stories.

Martin Garcia

It’s Our Research is a book focused on understanding and improving how we can better stakeholder buy-in, but it also does an incredible job of educating how different team dynamics may influence how research is performed on those teams. Use this resource as a tool to navigate through different stakeholder spaces more confidently.

Tulsi Desai

In Indi Young’s course, Thinking Styles, she discusses an approach to persona development that can help your product teams understand users beyond their demographics. Try using her method to write participant summaries after research sessions to help you remember what’s most important to each participant, and to prevent unconscious bias when developing personas.

Dan Kellett

Keep design and delivery teams in-sync with Figma and Storybook. Leverage the integration capabilities in Storybook to present design artifacts in the same pane with developed components to speed up development and produce higher quality results.

Matt Kissick

Use Figma plugins to help improve your day-to-day design workflow. Take advantage of a growing community and make your powerful tool even better!

 

Ally Lucas

Use Airtable to capture notes during research sessions, and leverage its tagging capabilities to more efficiently code, sort, and synthesize qualitative data sets.

 

 

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