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No, for the good of our humanity, the future of work should not be 100% remote

In the before times, many of us typically commuted to our place of work, did our job in person and went home. Some of us would be finished working at that point and others of us perhaps put in a few extra hours here and ...

By |2022-03-09T08:21:01-05:00March 9th, 2022|Covid-19|

How I stay healthy and keep my work focus in Covid times

After no travel or in-person research during the initial Covid-19 lockdowns from March until June of 2020, I was excited to start traveling and conducting in-person UX research again, albeit in a more limited Covid-safer way. The research and the travel from July until October ...

By |2021-02-21T10:13:43-05:00February 21st, 2021|Covid-19|

Evolving Best Practices For Doing In-Person UX Research During Covid-19

Last week, I talked about why I made the decision to accept in-person UX research again even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now in part two, after two weeks of in-person research, I'll go through my first pass at best practices for conducting individual research sessions in the hope that ...

By |2021-02-21T10:14:32-05:00July 26th, 2020|Covid-19, User Research|

Yes, I’ve again starting doing in-person UX research in the age of Covid-19

I’ve read several people’s posts over the past few months saying that no user researcher should do in-person user research until such time as the Covid-19 pandemic has ended. That remote research fully covers all needs until then. That researchers should make a choice not ...

By |2021-02-21T10:14:32-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Covid-19, User Research|

When will it be time to resume in-person UX research?

As with probably most of my UX peers around the world, I’ve been working remotely and social distancing because of Covid-19 for about seven weeks now. In that time, I’ve felt very lucky, having managed to go entirely remote without more than perhaps a 10% ...

By |2021-02-21T10:14:32-05:00May 4th, 2020|Covid-19, User Research|
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