More Free Ethnography Videos

…some more libre ethnography videos under CC Licenses. this means you can use them for your teaching and even cut them, (re-) dub them, remix them with other videos for comparison, whatever – as long as you show a credit to the creator and a link to the license.

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Qualitative Research Mini-Barcamp

Writing exercise
Writing exercise

A colleague and I organized a small barcamp-like meetup for qualitative researchers at the Bauhaus University Weimar. We met on the 21st of May 2015 at the neudeli, the Bauhaus University’s startup incubator (»Gründerwerkstatt«).

We held several sessions run by participants. I’ll give a brief summary ...

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Free and Open User Research Resources

A collection of free-as-in-freedom resources for user research.

Each resource has a brief description, a source and the license. However, to be sure you should look up the license on the source (this is what matters).

User Research Templates and Examples

Idno User Research

A nice collection of possible questions ...

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Designers attitudes towards steps in the design process

⚠ Exploratory Research ahead

This is a little study that explores Designer’s attitudes to steps in the design process

The idea was based on the observation that some steps are part of almost any design process while some are left out. So I wanted some data on this. In addition ...

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Activity co-documentation

In a previous blogpost I demonstrated some methods for mapping social relations as well as emotions/liked-and-less-liked-parts-of-a-process. In this blogpost, I will show some ideas on documenting the processes with your participants by writing step-by-step instructions together.

I’m not the first one to try something this, for example CARD ...

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Visual Interviews and Visual analysis

a beginner friendly method for user need research

While interviews and observations are popular methods for data gathering they can be hard to handle for beginners: Asking open questions, avoiding influences and managing the flow is hard. Graphical templates on which the reserach participant sketches or writes can help the ...

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