You want to truly know the people you’re designing for. But how can you quickly mine a rich history chock-full of routines, worries, motivations, beliefs and needs? You need to embrace participant exercises, whether in an individual interview or as part of a focus group, whether as pre-work or during the research session, whether over WebEx, in a usability lab, or on a participant’s coffee table.
In this workshop you’ll:
Learn how to use participant exercises to get better, deeper responses and insights during research.
Get acquainted with nine exercise types and understand the basics to create and use each.
Immediately apply what you learn to a research project in order to expand your understanding.
Participant exercises empower people to explore, describe and interpret their own behavior and thoughts. These exercises create a vital bridge between design researchers and participants—extending the value of your interviews and observation.