Claire Mallory is a User Experience Specialist at Centralis, where her endless curiosity, critical thinking, and deep listening skills make her a valuable asset on research and design projects. Claire has helped optimize the user experience for clients in the health care, consumer products, and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Centralis, Claire was a Designer-in-Residence at Designation. She loves making pottery, gardening, and hanging out with cats. She hates running but does it anyway.
UX Camp Spring 2018
Don’t Fear the Recruit!
A solid recruit is essential for good research—UX cannot exist without research, and research requires participants. And yet, recruiting can seem like a daunting or insurmountable task. As the foundation of successful user research, recruitment deserves careful attention.
In this talk, we will focus on the many possible (and varied) ways to secure research participants. We’ll share the pros and cons of each approach, from scrappy DIY methods to outsourcing your recruit to the professionals. We will also discuss best practices for defining your target audience, writing a screener, and compensating participants. You will leave with an understanding of the tools and techniques necessary for a successful recruit, putting you in the best position to conduct successful UX research.