Creating Research Repository
Part of my role as a UX researcher in the internships I had at HackforLA and QuantumWorkplace, was creating research repositories. Due to the NDA, I can not release all the details for this project but I will include the most important parts of the processes in both companies.
Year: 2021, 2022
My Role: Product researcher
Timeline: June 2021, June 2022
Research Method: -Interviews-Surveys- Competitor analysis-
Research Type: Exploratory UXR
Initial Problem Statement
Research is all over the place, we need some research templates and research repository to keep out previous research.
To grow UX awareness and participation in UX work among leadership, product owners, and the organization at large
Support product research work, so product professionals may be more productive as they plan and track research
1. In-depth interview
To clarify the research problem, I did an initial interview different stakeholders who asked for a research repository, to understand why they need it, and what do they expect from a research repository. we did a thematic analysis for the interviews.
Refined Problem Statement
The research findings at the company are all over the place, making them difficult to locate. It has caused some repetitive customer calls, double work, and lost customer data. There is a need for a research repository, which includes all research data, and everyone has access to it.
2- Competitor Analysis
I also did a competitor analysis to find out how other companies develop research repositories and what are the main features of the research repositories
Based on the information I gathered and the analysis, in order to better understand the user's pain points, and the challenges, and identify opportunities I developed a user journey:
We learned that affordability, searchability and shareability and integrity of the repository with other softwares that the company use are the main important criteria for the possible repository
Based on our initial research, we designed a survey to understand which criteria is more important for the users and what are their main concerns. the chart below shows that how they rate the proposed criteria:
I proposed three alternatives and scored them based on the proposed criteria and users' priorities. My final recommendation was adding features to an existing product which have already many of the features needed for the repository. This was also an alternative chose by most of the stakeholders since it was affordable and easier learning curve. I made a instructional demo for the stakeholders on how we can take advantage of the current product as a repository for research
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