“It takes too long." "We don’t have the budget." "We don’t really need it, we can just optimise once we’ve gone live.” Sound familiar?
As UX embraces agile as a project delivery approach, research seems get left out in the cold. Rather than shivering and complaining about it though maybe we just need to stick two fingers up to these assumptions and dare to do things a little differently!
In her workshop at UX People, Nina helped delegates explore how to bring research in from the cold on agile projects. There were tips on getting the research basics right (effective participant recruitment and facilitation techniques), and delegates were given the opportunity to road-test their facilitation and analysis skills in an agile-friendly framework (full exercises not available in this presentation).
If you're looking to arm yourself with some practical skills, and a research approach that will blow those assumptions about speed, cost and the lack of value out of the water then this workshop would have been for you, but you'll have to make do with this SlideShare presentation instead!