If you want to start a career as a UX Designer/Product Designer (emphasis on the visual side of things), there are a million and one courses and resources and guides.
Not so much for UX Researchers. Sure there are lots of blogs like People Nerds, User Focus, Nielsen Norman and so on that focus on tips for researchers in tech and service design, but that’s lots and lots of articles to sift through to find what you need for your specific challenge.
Very few UX bootcamps have a focus on UX research outside of usability testing, and even then, they might not focus on the key skills needed to successfully conduct and analyse research, work with stakeholders, and more.
I often receive messages and emails from people asking me for tips on how to do this or that when they want to conduct research: How can I do this? What should I read? Where can I take a class? So instead of combing through my bookmarks each time to answer each person, I’ve put together a resource of evergreen content that covers various technical and nontechnical aspects of conducting and analyse research so you can find the guidance you need when you need it.
It’s not an ebook or a tutorial because I know that research needed at various stages always looks different. It’s supposed to be a starting point for you, working on a research project whether as a freelancer or at your first job or if you want to figure out what UX research looks like or you’re working on your first personal project. If you’re a UX Designer that’d like to incorporate more research into your work or someone who’s just hearing the term UX for the first time.
It mostly links to articles that can easily be found online because books can be expensive and difficult to access and videos can require a lot of time to follow through. It is a compilation of the work of hundreds of other UXers sharing their knowledge and experiences on the practice of UX research so that anyone, anywhere can take the steps to become better researchers.
You can find the resource at the link below:
I expect that it will evolve and continue to grow and I hope you find it useful.
If you’d like to chat about starting a UX research project or give feedback about the resource or you’d like me to work with you on something, you can schedule a call here.